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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.

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Patient referrals

Patient referrals

Each year, thousands of children receive life-changing orthopaedic care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City. 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.

Who can refer a patient?

Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are currently accepting new patients. Parents, teachers, coaches, Shriners, nurses, pediatricians and other health care professionals can refer a child for care.                                                                                          

We have an easy-to-use referral process to serve your needs:

  • Phone: Referrals can be made by calling 800-314-4283 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Phone calls after hours will be returned the next business day.
  • Fax: Patient referral forms can be faxed to 801-536-3521.
  • Email: Patient referral forms can be emailed.

Physician to physician referral capacity:

For patients in need of immediate diagnosis or treatment, providers have the option of calling the referral line and asking to speak with a physician.

If your child has a fracture that requires urgent care, or if they have other emergent needs, seek care from an emergency room or urgent care facility. Once the emergency situation is stabilized, contact Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City by calling 800-314-4283.

Learn more about our pediatric orthopaedic referral guidelines.