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Schedule an Appointment

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. 

Make an Appointment by Phone

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 am to 5 pm.  If your child is in immediate risk of harming him/herself or others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Make an Appointment Online (Existing Patients)

MyChildrensNationalPortal is available for specialty care patients at all of Children’s outpatient locations, and patients can now request an appointment using the portal. To do so, navigate to the Appointments icon in the upper left-hand corner. Complete the information in the Request an Appointment form, which will be reviewed by Children’s National scheduling staff. After clicking Send Request, users can expect to hear back from Children’s National shortly after submission and typically within three business days (excluding weekends and holidays).

To access the portal, patients and parents must receive an official invite and login instructions in-person at their next specialty care appointment.

Login to Patient Portal

Please email any questions to

For questions on appointment scheduling, please dial 888-884-BEAR (2327).

For questions on the patient portal, please email

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