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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.  

Type 1 Diabetes

Discover how to refer a patient to Children's National to receive care for Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Learn all you need to know when considering referring a patient to Children's National for Type 2 diabetes evaluation.

Voice Clinic

Discover the requirements to refer a patient to the Voice Clinic.


If you suspect your patient has been exposed to the Zika virus, please consult these guidelines.