Rehabilitation Psychology

Refer a Patient

How to Refer a Patient

Appointment availability

Updated April 2023

The Rehabilitation Psychology team reviews all referrals. If you need to locate or expedite a referral, please call 206-987-2219.

We are accepting new referrals for children and teens who need rehabilitation psychology or neuropsychology services for a medical illness or injury that affects their brain.

A referral is required. Outpatient mental health counseling is not available.

Wait times for appointments depend on the services your patient needs.

Referral requirements

Please submit a referral that is complete. This helps us schedule your patient’s appointment in a timely manner and ensure their first visit is smooth and productive. 

We may not schedule patients until a complete referral is received.

Please include:

  • Service/specialty clinic requested: Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Reason for referral: What is the clinical question for the specialist?
  • If the referral is urgent (see within 4 weeks) or routine (next available)
  • ICD-10 Diagnosis – required
  • Visit type:
    • New patient consult, transfer of care, second opinion or return visit/ongoing care
  • ALL relevant clinical documents:
    • Clinic notes
    • Medication history
    • Growth charts/curves 
    • Lab reports
    • Imaging and diagnostic reports
    • Previous specialty evaluations
  • Patient’s full name, DOB, sex, address, guardian contact information and insurance
  • Referring provider’s name, phone, fax and the referral coordinator’s email address so that we may contact you if additional information is needed
  • If an interpreter is needed
  • Any known barriers to performing a successful telehealth (video) visit with the family

Submit a referral

We’re committed to partnering with you

We are always available to answer questions and support your care of your patients.

  • Diagnosis and treatment options: call 206-987-7777 (Provider-to-Provider Line).
  • Referring or transporting a patient to our Emergency Department or Urgent Care: call 206-987-8899 or, toll-free, 866-987-8899 (Emergency Department Communications Center).

Learn more about managing your patients at Seattle Children’s, including viewing your patient’s records.

What Your Patients Can Expect

  • Once we receive your referral, your patient will be in our queue to review and schedule. Wait times depend on the reason for the referral.
  • We review openings and the patient referral queue daily.
  • We call families to schedule based on provider availability and the patient’s condition and acuity. Families can ask to be added to the wait list in case of cancellations.
  • Patients with appointments can see how to prepare and what to expect at a visit to Rehabilitation Psychology.