At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

What to expect at Shriners Healthcare for Children  — Florida.

 For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Referring or transferring patients to Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida is a simple process that only involves a phone call. Any child age 18 or younger is eligible for care as long as the child’s condition is within the scope of services provided. All children are treated regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Refer a patient

Referral line: 813-866-7740
Referral fax line: 813-866-7742

Visit our Medical records page (for health professionals) for information on requesting medical records.

Referral process

For providers

There are multiple ways to refer a patient:

  • Call our referral department at 813-866-7740
  • Use your own form through your electronic medical records

After we receive the referral, our referral coordinator will contact the family within 48 hours. Once the appointment date is established, you will receive an appointment confirmation letter in the mail.

For parents, legal guardians, etc.

We gladly accept self-referrals. A referral from a physician is not required. The instructions are the same as mentioned above. You may also call our referral department at 813-866-7740.