Referring Patients to Seattle Children’s

Algorithms for Referring Providers

Seattle Children’s created the following algorithms to help PCPs manage their patients and know when is the right time to refer them to a specialist. If you do not find what you are looking for, visit Provider Resources for Clinical Care. Additional resources may be found on the relevant clinics’ Refer a Patient pages (look under “Resources for Providers.”)

If you have questions about the algorithms, email Physician Relations or call our Provider-to-Provider Line at 207-987-7777.

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All Algorithms for Referring Providers

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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Antenatal Hydronephrosis

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)

B

Back pain

C

Concussion

Constipation 

D

Diabetes: Patients Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes  

E

Ear Infection (see Otitis Media)

Elevated TSH (see Hypothyroid)

G

GERD in Infants (0 to 12 months)

GERD in Children Ages 1+

Goiter 

Growing Pains

Gynecology or Reproductive and Sexual Health Referrals

H

Headache

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)

Hydronephrosis (see Antenatal Hydronephrosis)

Hypermobility

Hypothyroid 

I

Insulin Resistance (see Obesity)

M

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

O

Obesity

Otitis Media

P

Pharyngitis

Phimosis

Precocious Puberty (Breast Development/Testicular Enlargement, Hair Development, Vaginal Bleeding/Spotting)

Proteinuria

R

Reflux (see GERD in Infants, 0 to 12 months or GERD in Children Ages 1+)

Reproductive or Sexual Health Referrals

Rickets (see Vitamin D Deficiency)

S

Short Stature 

Sinusitis

Strep Throat (see Pharyngitis)

T

Tonsillar Hypertrophy

U

Urinary Tract Infection

Urticaria

V

Varicocele

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vitamin D Deficiency