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COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments

  • What to expect at in-person appointments: Seattle Children’s still has safety measures in place at our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from covid-19. Learn more.
  • Vaccines at Seattle Children’s: Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

To Schedule an Appointment at Seattle Children's

  • Understand your insurance

    Learn about insurance referrals, in-network providers, mental health insurance coverage and more on our Insurance Services pages.

  • Get a provider referral (if needed)

    Find the clinic you need in the list below. See if you need a referral from your child’s primary care provider. If you don’t know which clinic you need, contact your primary care provider. If you don’t have one, use our doctor finder for help finding one.

    • I NEED a provider referral: Contact your primary care provider. If they agree your child should see one of our specialists, ask them to send us a referral. Then, call to schedule.
    • I DO NOT NEED a provider referral: Call to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact Us

    Find the clinic you need from the list below or talk to your primary care provider. If your clinic is not listed here, call 206-987-2000 and ask to be connected to the clinic you need.

Urgent Care Appointments

If your child needs care for minor illnesses or injuries, we provide same-day appointments for in-person visits at our 4 Urgent Care locations in Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, and Seattle. We also offer video visits for select symptoms to any patient located in WA state. Our Urgent Care locations are open 7 days a week, including holidays. No referrals are needed.

Virtual Appointments Through Telemedicine

We are expanding the availability of virtual appointments through telehealth across most of our clinics. Virtual visits allow us to provide safe care to our patients using digital tools that have been vetted by the federal government as well as our privacy and IT security officers. If you are interested in scheduling a virtual appointment, call your clinic and ask if your visit type qualifies. Learn more or watch what to expect during your telehealth visit (video) (Somali) (Spanish).

If you need access to low-cost internet so you can access your virtual appointment and medical record, send us an email or fill out this form. A member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Coordinated Scheduling

If your child needs 4 or more appointments scheduled within a 3-month period, the Coordinated Scheduling team can help. They specialize in scheduling and coordinating multiple appointments across different clinics and services. Please call 206-987-7372 or email

Seattle Children’s Scheduling Numbers

Scheduling Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Types of Referrals

Provider referral

Comes from your primary care provider (PCP) or specialist. It allows us to work with your PCP to understand your child’s health care needs, gather health records and determine the best specialty care for your child. Many of our clinics require a provider referral.

Insurance referral (pre-authorization)

Comes from your insurance company. They may require a pre-authorization before we can schedule an appointment or testing for your child.

For questions about insurance benefits and authorization requirements, call your insurance company. Our Insurance Services Department will contact you, once your appointment is scheduled, if there is a problem.

Prepare for Your Visit

Make sure your Seattle Children’s clinic has everything they need for your child’s appointment, including X-rays and medical records. Learn more.