How to Refer a Patient

1. Make a referral

For healthcare professionals

If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (PDF) (DOC) to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).

2. Once we get a referral, the family will be in our queue to review and schedule. We call families to schedule in the order the referral was received as openings become available.

Here is a list of the current services we offer and what you can expect when you make a referral:

  • Initial Visit/New Visit: We will work through our list of referrals and contact the family to schedule an appointment when one becomes available. We encourage the family to call once the referral has been sent to verify we have received the referral, and they can request to be added to a cancellation list.
  • Diagnostic Evaluation: This service is available after the patient has had an initial visit and is referred for a diagnostic evaluation from the provider.
  • Biobehavioral: We will work through our list of referrals and contact the family to schedule an appointment when one becomes available. We encourage the family to call once the referral has been sent to verify we have received the referral, and they can request to be added to a cancellation list.
  • Medication Management: We will work through our list of referrals and contact the family to schedule an appointment when one becomes available. We encourage the family to call once the referral has been sent to verify we have received it, and they can request to be added to a cancellation list.
  • Pediatric Feeding Program: We will work through our list of referrals and contact the family to schedule an appointment when one becomes available.

3. We will call the family to schedule an appointment once we have an opening.

  • We also offer a list for families who would like to be notified when there are cancelations. Once a family is on the cancellation list, they will remain on it until they receive an appointment and do not need to call back.

Resources

For Families

Even if we do not have openings right away, there are many resources through Seattle Children’s and in the community that can help.

We’re committed to partnering with referring providers

Call the Provider-to-Provider line at 206-987-7777 or, toll-free, 877-985-4637, if you need to talk with us for any reason or for a consultation.

Learn more about managing your patients at Seattle Children’s.