Referring, Admitting and Transferring a Patient

Doctors throughout northern California and from around the world are referred to Stanford Medicine Children’s Health for our expertise and extraordinary care.  Stanford Medicine Children’s Health partners with referring physicians to ensure the best possible care for all pediatric and obstetric needs and other specialized health services. 

Non-Urgent Patient referrals

  • Referral Center/MD to MD Consult Number: (800) 995-5724 (For both Community Providers and Parents)

Inpatient Consults and Inter-facility Transfers

Our team of Transfer Center Specialists are standing by 24/7 to assist in expediting neonatal, pediatric or obstetrical consultations and transfers through one access point.

  • Transfer Center: (650) 723-7342 (Providers and Referring hospitals only)

Direct Admission Requests from Community

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Pediatrics at El Camino Hospital

Comprehensive Care Program for Eating Disorders at El Camino

Please have the following information available when you call:

  • Request type: Incoming transfer request, consultation, and/or direct admission
  • Level of care requested and specialty needed
  • Patient’s name
  • Stanford Medicine Children’s Health medical record number (if known)
  • Date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • Referring facility/hospital
  • Referring Physician full name and contact number
  • Face sheet or insurance information

We look forward to working with you to help achieve healthy outcomes for your patients and their families.

Fighting a rare sarcoma

Riley came to Stanford Medicine Children’s Health with a sarcoma in her leg—after successfully battling a different tumor in the same leg. Her care team of sarcoma experts in oncology, orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery, her supportive family, and her amazing spirit helped her keep fighting and bounce back stronger than ever.


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