Referral Tools for Health Professionals

At Children's Hospital Colorado we've made improving service and providing prompt communication with our patients' providers our top priorities. The staff and physicians at Children's are continually working to improve all aspects of communication with referring providers. On behalf of our entire team, we would like to thank you for your continued partnership.

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Referral, admission and transfer information

With our One Call service, we've made it easy for community providers to make a referral to a Children's specialist, admit a patient directly to Children's, and request transport of a patient. Learn more about referring, admitting or transferring patients.

Looking for referral guidelines? We've created these clinical referral guidelines to help you determine when to refer your patients to a specialist.

Services for referring physicians

  • One Call - When you use Children's One Call service, it's the only call you need to make when referring to a Children's specialist, admitting a patient directly and requesting transport of a patient. One Call Number (720) 777-3999 or toll free (800) 525-4871. One Call Number for Colorado Springs (719) 305-3999.
  • Complex Scheduling - Scheduling numerous appointments at the same time can be difficult. Our complex scheduler can help coordinate the scheduling of three or more appointments: (720) 777-3400.
  • Procedural Visit Only (PVO) Outpatient Order Form - A PVO is an opportunity to use a Children’s Hospital Colorado Emergency Department or Urgent Care for certain tests and procedures. These are considered outpatient tests and are billed as such.
  • Hospitalist Services - Our Hospitalist Services help maintain continuity of care between hospital and outpatient settings. In addition to providing medical care, our pediatric hospitalists communicate and coordinate with each patient's family, primary care provider and other specialists involved in patient care.
  • Private Practice Job Opportunities - As a service to community pediatric offices, we provide a Private Practice Job Opportunity List as a courtesy to private pediatric offices in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Physician Relations - Our Physician Relations department helps community healthcare providers interface with Children's Hospital Colorado. In addition to resolving any service issues, the Physician Relations team strives to serve as clinical care resources by providing Lunch and Learns, Continuing Medical Education, along with news and information. Meet the team.

Keeping your information current

Having up-to-date contact information for our referring community providers is essential to ensuring the best communication possible. If you are a provider and your clinic has relocated, or if you have switched practices, please call Debra Yearn at 720-777-6676 or email Thanks for keeping us informed!