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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Refer a patient

Referring or transferring patients to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago is a simple process which only involves a phone call. Any child age 18 or under 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.

There are multiple ways to refer a patient. Complete our Patient Referral Form and fax it to 773-385-5506, or call our referral department at 773-385-KIDS (5437). You may also use your own form or refer through your electronic medical record.

After we receive the referral, our referral coordinator will contact the family within one to two business days. Once the appointment date is established, you will receive an appointment confirmation letter in the mail.

Referral numbers

Phone: 773-385-KIDS (5437)
Fax line: 773-385-5506

Urgent referrals

To contact us immediately for a child with a spinal cord injury or other emergent orthopaedic needs, call our hospital's main number at 773-622-5400.

Physician liasons

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, we value relationships with our referring providers. It is our belief that effective communication and strong partnerships help to provide quality, seamless care to the children we serve. Please contact our physician liaison team if you have questions, need assistance or would like to schedule an office visit with one of our staff.

Laurie Lindsey: 773-332-4921
Todd Medland: 773-892-4081