Patient Referrals

Shriners Hospitals for Children is here to help. Our health care system offers care for a wide range of pediatric specialties. 

Visit to locate a hospital near you.

Once you determine which location will best serve your needs, simply call the appropriate intake number to request an appointment. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need. If an intake representative is not immediately available, please leave your name and contact information and an intake representative will contact you within two business days.

Please note that although Shriners Hospitals for Children does not require a physician referral, some insurance companies may. Additionally, some insurers may have specific requirements for certain types of medical care.

Also, while referrals and assistance from Shriners is welcome and greatly appreciated, it is not necessary to have a connection with a fraternity member to receive care – all decisions are based on the child’s medical need and our ability to provide effective assistance.

Physician referrals

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to providing the best care for children in our specialty areas of orthopaedics, burns, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to call the Shriners Hospitals for Children location nearest them for questions regarding the services we provide, and to speak to one of our practitioners. 

For general information concerning patient referrals, please call 800-237-5055 in the United States or 800-361-7256 in Canada.