Children's Hospital Colorado

Patient Referrals to Children's Hospital Colorado

How to refer a patient to a specialist

Referring community providers and Children's Hospital Colorado specialists are partners in the care of patients. We encourage families to coordinate with their primary care pediatrician or family physician before coming to Children's Colorado. Our ambulatory (outpatient) services encompass more than 32 different pediatric specialties, with locations on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora and additional locations across Colorado.

How to directly admit or transfer a patient to Children's Colorado

Children's Transfer Center can facilitate admissions to any Children's location. You can contact the Transfer Center by calling One Call at 720-777-3999, toll free at 800-525-4871 (press 1 for Transfer Center), Colorado Springs at 719-305-3999. Also the Transfer Center can be contacted directly at 720-777-8838.

Your call will be answered by a Children's pediatric nurse who can conference in the necessary provider(s), arrange transportation, and assist with any other patient referral needs. You may be asked to fax the patient's factsheet if they are to be directly admitted.

How to make a routine referral

Submit your referral directly to our surgical/medical specialties, radiology or lab services using the appropriate fax number in our directory of services or directly in the EMR through Children’s Colorado Connect or PedsConnect.

Family appointment requests

Community providers can also instruct a patient's family to contact Children's Colorado to schedule the appointment at 720-777-1234.


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