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When you need to refer or admit a patient to Cook Children's, our specialists are here for you. They will work closely to assure that each patient gets the very best care available based on their needs.

What type of referral?

Behavioral Health (Psychiatry/Psychology)

IMPORTANT: A parent must call the intake line, 682-885-3917, to initiate a referral. Providers may also call the intake line to provide additional information on the patient.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-3917.

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CARE Team

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-3953.

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Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-7770.

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Dentistry

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 817-835-8627.

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Dermatology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-6248.

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Child Study Center

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-303-9200.

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Ear, Nose and Throat

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at:

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Endocrinology

For your convenience, only one form is needed for endocrinology and diabetes services. This includes the following services:

  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperinsulinism Center 682-885-7960
  • Risk Evaluation to Achieve Cardiovascular Health (REACH)
  • Endocrine bone health
  • Cancer Survivor Endocrine program
  • Growth clinic

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-7960.

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Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-1990.

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Genetics

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at:

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Hematology and Oncology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4007.

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Infectious Disease

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at:

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Maternal Fetal Medicine

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 325-690-6680.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit referral/admittance

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-543-4878.

Our Level IV all-single room neonatal ICU provides heart rate observation (HeRO) technology, ECMO and hypothermia therapies, as well as integrated cardiac monitoring, infant stroke, preemie care, and other critical neonatal medical conditions.

If you require a patient transport to Cook Children's NICU, please contact Teddy Bear Transport:

Nephrology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4260.

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Neurology

Additional referral forms:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-2500.

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Neuropsychology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-2500.

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Ophthalmology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4499.

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Orthopedics

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4405.

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Pain Management

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 866-266-7984.

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Palliative Care

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-1116.

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4847.

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Pediatric Surgery

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-7080.

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Pulmonology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-6299.

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Radiology/Interventional Radiology

For Cook Children's Medical Center and Dodson Specialty clinics:
To schedule an outpatient procedure, or for assistance, please call us at 682-885-4076 - choose option 1.

For Cook Children's Radiology Center - Hurst:
To schedule an outpatient procedure or for assistance call 682-885-4076, then fax referral to 817-605-2986.

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Rehabilitation

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-7590.

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Rheumatology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-1201.

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SPORTS Rehab

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 866-205-7270.

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Trauma

If you require a patient transport to Cook Children's, please contact Teddy Bear Transport:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-4095.

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Urology

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-303-0376.

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Wound Care

Outpatients from Cook Children’s physicians
Place burn/wound care referral through EPIC. Select “Wound Care Referral.”

Outpatients from other facilities
Fax order, patient demographics and insurance information to 682-885-6600. Be sure to write “EVAL AND TREAT” along with the patient’s diagnosis and site of burn/wound. Call Cook Children’s Wound Care Clinic at 682-885-6600 for wound care or questions about our services.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 682-885-6600.

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Emergency referral/admission

For emergency referrals, call 1-800-KID-HURT (1-800-543-4878)

Please have the following patient information ready:

  • Patient's name and date of birth
  • Reason for admission
  • Admission type, such as observation or inpatient
  • Special needs of patient, such as isolation or equipment
  • Patient's medical history

Transport a patient

If your patient needs to be transferred to Cook Children's Medical Center from a different medical facility, please call 1-800-KID-HURT (1-800-543-4878).

Our medical team is always ready for consultation and transport arrangement by jet, plane, helicopter or ambulance, all equipped to meet the needs of patients from the tiniest preemies to young adults.


Important phone numbers for referring physicians

* Cook Direct Connect is a full-service physician call center available to better serve the treating clinicians consultations, direct admissions and non-emergent transfer requests. Please call 682-885-1940, or toll-free at 855-847-4266 if you are a physician needing to speak directly to another physician.

Insurance information

Cook Children's has contracts with the following health care insurance companies, and we are committed to growing this list. We want to be sure that every family and child in our community has the coverage they need to get and stay healthy.

Did you know that Cook Children's also offers a health plan that may help your patients access the care they need? Learn more about Cook Children's Health Plan here.

Quick reference guide and specialty contacts

For a listing of referral contacts by department you can view, download and/or print our quick reference contact guide by clicking here.