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Children’s National Specialists Are Available for Consultations

If you need assistance scheduling a specialty visit or clinical guidance managing the care of one of your patients, please contact us at one of the numbers below. Our referral guidelines will help you determine if care from one of our specialists is needed.

  • Physician Access Line. Call 202-476-4880, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hospital Operators. Call 202-476-5000 Monday – Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. Available all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • Emergency Department Transfer Center/Direct Admit. Call 202-476-LIFE (5433).
  • Physician Referral Line. Call 202-476-4418.

Direct admissions require your practice to obtain pre-authorization by payors. Email our Bear Direct Case Managers if you need assistance.

Health care providers can share patient exams with us on the lifeIMAGE Network.

Contact your physician liaison for more information.