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, refer or transfer a patient to Children's Colorado

Children's Transfer Center can facilitate admissions and patient referrals 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.

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. Patients can also use our online appointment request form.