Craniofacial Center

Refer a Patient

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How to Refer a Patient to the Craniofacial Center

  • If you are a provider, please fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDFDOC) to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
  • No pre-referral work-up is required, but it is helpful to receive clinical information (such as head circumference and a description of head shape). Fax any clinic notes along with the NARF.
  • Instead of fax, you can use EpicCare Link, an online method for submitting referrals and tracking referral status. If you don’t have an EpicCare Link login, learn more.
  • If imaging studies (CT, MRI, X-rays) have been done, please upload to PowerShare or mail a disc to:
    Seattle Children's Craniofacial Center
    P.O. Box 5371/OB.9.520
    Seattle, WA 98145-5005
  • For urgent referrals, call the provider-to-provider consultation line and ask for the craniofacial pediatrician on call: 206-987-7777 or 877-985-4637, option 4 (toll-free).

When referring your patient for plagiocephaly:

  • If your patient has classic head-shape abnormalitiesconsistent with plagiocephaly, you should feel confident referring them directly to orthotic management.
  • Before imaging a patient you are concerned about, consider contacting us first. We can often make a diagnosis clinically without imaging.
  • Find more information and resources in “Advice on Diagnosing Plagiocephaly,” by Dr. Michael Cunningham.

Experts in every field your patient needs

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by a multidisciplinary team from 19 specialty areas. This enables our team to create an individual plan of care for your patient. Meet the Craniofacial team.

We’re committed to partnering with referring providers

If you need to talk with us for any reason or for a consultation, call the provider-to-provider line at 206-987-7777 or 877-985-4637, option 4 (toll-free).

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


  • Seattle: We provide our full range of craniofacial services at our hospital campus in Seattle.
  • Everett: Clinic is offered the 2nd Friday of every month with a pediatrician, social work, speech pathologist, nurse, and audiology.
  • Federal Way: An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) is available for clinic appointments every Friday. 

  • Tri-Cities: At monthly clinics, an ARNP cares for children who have plagiocephaly, torticollis or macrocephaly. The ARNP also provides follow-up care for children who have had plastic surgery.

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