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Specialists at Children's National Hospital have created 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.
Guidance for referring a patient to our allergy specialists.
Learn about our referral guidelines for asthma care.
Learn about our referral guidelines for celiac disease.
Chest pain is a common complaint in pediatrics but infrequently caused by a cardiac problem. Learn about our referral guidelines for this condition.
Learn more information about how to assess your patient and when to refer to the Congenital Infection Program.
Learn more information about how to refer to our Hip Program for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
To be considered for weight-loss surgery, patients must meet the specific criteria outlined here.
When a patient is referred for a full cardiac evaluation, cardiac imaging, particularly echocardiogram, is often included.
Questions and emergent referrals from physicians may be directed to the on-call Cardiac Intensivist by calling Cardiac Critical Care.
Children can be referred by their pediatrician, other health professionals, themselves, the police, social services or the courts. Read more about the referral process.
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When your patient needs to see a specialist, you can connect with us via Direct Messaging, or secure email, to learn the best specialty options for your patient.