For Referring Physicians

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Pediatric Radiology program recognizes the challenges facing every practice when referring patients to other clinics and physicians. Our team has developed a number of resources to enhance this experience for our referring health care providers.

Our services

View a complete list of our neuroradiological, abdominal and chest, musculoskeletal, and cardiac imaging services.


Please call (650) 497-8376 to consult with a radiologist. Our physicians are accessible and happy to assist you with:

  • Questions regarding specific patient radiology interpretations.
  • General questions concerning the most effective imaging modality to properly diagnose your patient.

Refer a patient

New-patient appointments for pediatric radiology must be initiated by a health care provider.

  1. Please fax a completed radiology referral form (PDF) to us at (650) 724-2663 to schedule an exam.
  2. We will call the patient’s family as soon as we receive the form from your office.
  3. One of our radiologists will review the form. If our attending radiologists believe a different exam would have a clinical or safety advantage, we will contact your office, if necessary.
  4. We will call the patient’s family to schedule an appointment.

If your patient is pregnant and you would like to schedule a fetal imaging appointment, please contact the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program.

Direct phone access

Please call (650) 497-8376 to speak directly with one of our friendly patient services employees. They are ready to assist with:

  • Results (referring physician team only).
  • Radiology scheduling.
  • Imaging record requests.
  • General questions and answers.
  • Arranging a physician-to-physician consultation.
  • Insurance authorization.

We are available:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tel: (650) 497-8376
Fax: (650) 724-2663

Access patient information and make referrals online

Our MD Portal website allows you to:

  • Submit a referral online and see the status of the referral (pending/scheduled). You can view the date and time of your patient’s appointment once it is scheduled.
  • View radiology reports (draft and final copies).
  • View radiology images (only available for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on a PC).
  • View other patient and clinical information.