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Schedule an Appointment
We're here to help you schedule your child's appointment and prepare you for your visit. When scheduling an appointment at Children's National, it's important to let us know if your child is a new patient.
General information you can provide to the scheduler includes:
- The reason for your visit
- Your health insurance information
- Any request you may have to see a specific doctor
To make an appointment with one of our providers, you can be referred by your child’s primary care provider or another specialist, or you can call us directly. Telehealth appointments are available with many of our providers.
Call the Bear Line at 888-884-BEAR (2327) or 202-476-BEAR (2327).
If you require an immediate outpatient appointment, call the Bear Line Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your child is in immediate risk of harming him/herself or others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Primary care patients: Please visit our primary care locations page to find the location information for where you would like to schedule an appointment.
International patients: Please contact our Global Services team at 1-202-476-5778 or email Global Services if you are interested in becoming a patient.
New patients in Cardiology and Neurology can schedule their initial appointment online. Please note that new patients in other specialties must call to schedule their initial visit. Find out more about online appointment scheduling for new patients.
If your child is an existing patient, you can schedule appointments online for the specialties listed below through the MyChildrensNational patient portal.
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- Developmental Pediatrics
- Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
- Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
- Pain Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Surgery Follow-Up
- Trauma and Burn Surgery
For questions on the patient portal, please fill out our contact form. For more information about online appointment scheduling, please contact your care team.
Parking is available in our main campus garage, and parking tickets are validated by the following departments: Family Services (for Social Work clients only), Parking Office (for parents without funds; one time only) and the Security Office (for parents without funds when the Parking Office is closed or parents with a letter signed by a representative of the clinic).
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New Cardiology and Neurology Patients Can Schedule Appointments Online
If you are new to Children's National and need to make an appointment in Cardiology or Neurology, learn more about how to schedule an appointment online.
Get to Know Our Bear Facts
With our providers recognized for their expertise and innovation in pediatric care, Children's National Hospital offers a variety of services at our specialty and primary care locations. You'll find location information and details on our services in our Bear Facts brochure.