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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.