Referral Guidelines

Some of Children’s National specialists created referral guidelines to assist referring physicians. For specific questions, physicians may call our Referring Physician Access Line at 202-476-4880 to speak to the attending on call. 

Our Referring Physician Access Line offers timely access to Children’s National specialists for questions regarding consultations, referrals, and inpatient reports. When physicians call, a trained staff member will answer the line, ensuring a quicker response for you and your patient directly from a Children’s National specialist. 

Cardiology Referral Guidelines

The Division of Cardiology provides both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for a full range of pediatric cardiovascular disorders.

Emergency Medicine - Referral Guidelines

Community emergency and primary care providers can access Children’s emergency physicians and refer patients 24 hours a day through our Emergency Communication and Information Center (ECIC) by calling Children's Lifeline at 202-476-5433 or 800-476-5433.

Emergency Trauma and Burn Services

Emergency Trauma and Burn Services includes a 12 member acute response team that provides immediate intervention when an injured patient arrives by helicopter or ambulance.