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Refer a patient

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama and Puerto Rico residents

Request an appointment

Shriners Hospitals for Children is here to help. Our health care system offers care for a wide range of pediatric specialties. 

The locations section below indicates what care specialties each of our 22 locations provide. Once you determine which location will best serve your needs, simply call the appropriate intake number to request an appointment. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need. If an intake representative is not immediately available, please leave your name and contact information and an intake representative will contact you within two business days.

Please note that although Shriners Hospitals for Children does not require a physician referral, some insurance companies may. Additionally, some insurers may have specific requirements for certain types of medical care.

Also, while referrals and assistance from Shriners is welcome and greatly appreciated, it is not necessary to have a connection with a fraternity member to receive care – all decisions are based on the child’s medical need and our ability to provide effective assistance.

Physician referrals

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to providing the best care for children in our specialty areas of orthopaedics, burns, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to call the Shriners Hospitals for Children location nearest them for questions regarding the services we provide, and to speak to one of our practitioners. Locations and phone numbers are listed below.

For general information concerning patient referrals, please call 800-237-5055 in the United States or 800-361-7256 in Canada.

International patients

Request treatment

We welcome referrals from all appropriate sources, and are committed to doing all we can to improve the lives of the children in our care.

If you wish to request treatment for a child who is not a resident of the United States of America or its territories and possessions, Canada, Mexico, Panama or Puerto Rico, please complete the Request for Treatment form (available below) and email to A hospital representative will provide instructions for any additional information required. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 800-237-5055.

English - International Request for Treatment
Spanish - Español International Request for Treatment
Brazilian Portuguese - Português do Brasil International Request for Treatment
German - Deutsch International Request for Treatment

Procedures for emergency burn care

In an emergency, the referring physician treating a child with burn injuries should telephone the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston or Northern California and indicate that there is a patient needing emergency burn care.

The telephone numbers for emergency admissions to Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn treatments are:

Boston: 617-726-3575

Cincinnati: 866-947-7840

Galveston: 409-770-6773

Northern California: 916-453-2111

Locations Category

Shriners Hospitals for Children locations

For more information about the innovative care we provide, to make an appointment or to refer a patient, please select a location below and contact us.

Please see our Refer a patient page for additional information and guidance for international patients.