Resources for Referring Physicians

Outpatient Appointment Referral Pads

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Children's National offers expert service in primary and specialty care.

Air and Ground Transport for Patients

Children’s National Health System is the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area with a rapid air and ground transport system dedicated exclusively for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents.  The Division of Transport Medicine is ready to dispatch its resources to referring facilities at a moment’s notice by either ground (ambulance) or air (helicopter). 

Direct Admit

Community physicians can now call Bear Direct and refer a patient for admission to our hospital, whether or not you have privileges or credentials through Children's National. The number is the same toll free number you have used in the past for Emergency Department referrals: 800-884-LIFE.

Refer an International Patient

If you are a physician seeking to refer an international patient to Children's National, fill out this form and a member of the Global Services team will respond within 24 hours.

Request a Referral Pad

Practices may now request referral pads online by filling out the Referral Pad Request Form

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