Vascular Anomalies

Refer a Patient

How to Refer a Patient

If you are unsure about whether to refer your patient, please call our Clinical Intake Nurses at 206-987-2080, option 1. To locate or expedite a referral, call Clinical Intake Coordinators at 206-987-2080, option 2.

Appointment availability

Updated as of October 2021

We are accepting new referrals.

We triage referrals and schedule depending on your patient’s urgency. In most cases the wait time is to 3 weeks to 2 months. If your patient’s clinical status changes, we may see them sooner.

Referral requirements

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

Please include:

  • Service/specialty clinic requested
  • 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 (Images can be uploaded to PowerShare)
    • Previous operative reports if available
    • 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
  • Preferred clinic location
  • If an interpreter is needed
  • Any known barriers to performing a successful telehealth (video) visit with the family

Submit a referral

If imaging studies (CT, MRI, X-rays) have been done, please upload to PowerShare or mail a disc to:

Seattle Children's Vascular Anomalies Program
MS OA.8.300.8
Attn: Back Office MA/VAN RN
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

Pease call our Clinical Intake Nurses if you need assistance: 206-987-2080, option 1.

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 (ED Communications Center)
  • Questions about scheduling and referrals, including locating or expediting a referral: call 206-987-2080 (Clinical Intake Nurses)

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.
  • We review openings and the patient referral queue daily.
  • If your patient’s need is urgent, we will call them to schedule as openings become available.
  • Please encourage non-urgent patients to contact scheduling at 206-987-4606 if they have not heard from us by a week after you send the referral. We will schedule based on provider availability and the patient’s condition and acuity.
  • Families may call 206-987-4606 to ask to be added to a cancellation list.