What patients and families need to know
After we receive the referral for surgery, please allow one business week for the surgical scheduling coordinator to contact you to set a date for surgery. If you are not contacted within one week, please call your surgeon’s office.
Please follow these steps before a surgical date can be set:
- If you are not the biological parents or legally adoptive parents, you must provide proof of legal guardianship to the surgical scheduling coordinator before surgery can be scheduled.
- If you are an adult patient age 18 or older who has the ability to make an informed decision, you have the right to make your own medical treatment decisions.
- Any consultations or tests requested by your child’s surgeon, such as seeing a neurologist or having a CT scan, need to be completed and the results faxed to your surgeon’s surgical scheduling coordinator.
- Self-pay patients must make arrangements with Children’s Financial Information Center by calling 202-476-5547.
Additional information you may need ahead of your child's surgery: