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Referral Guidelines

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.  

Prenatal Cardiology Program

Reasons to refer a patient for a fetal echocardiogram include several maternal and prenatal risk factors. 

Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Learn how to refer a patient to our Prenatal Pediatrics Institute, what required paperwork is needed and how we will communicate results back to your practice.

Pre-Operative Care Clinic

For patients with complex medical histories, disabilities or those having extensive surgery, we can best care for them with a thorough care plan in advance that optimizes their health before surgery, and coordinates care between medical and surgical services.