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Appointments and Referrals

If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4405.

Preparing for an appointment

All new patients should make every effort to bring copies of their images for previously taken radiographs, MRI or CT scans. The images will be reviewed by the physician and possibly compared to radiographs taken in the office during the visit.

In addition, patients should bring any existing bracing they have. Especially if they feel it needs adjusting or replacing. This allows the physician to assess the child's needs more accurately. Bracing could include, ankle foot orthosis (AFOs), knee immobilizers, ankle supports, special shoes or inserts, wrist braces, slings and prosthetic devices.

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 you access the care you need? Learn more about Cook Children's Health Plan here.

Important phone numbers for referring physicians

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

International referrals

Our highly skilled physicians cover more than 30 specialties and subspecialties, which allows your patients to receive outstanding care, all in one place. Our International Patient Services team will review each case and recommend the best treatment plan for a child visiting Cook Children's.

If you'd like to refer an international patient, need assistance or have questions, our staff is here to help at +1-682-885-INTL (+1-682-885-4685).

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.

Find a specialist. Looking for a particular specialist or specialty location? Here is our complete physician directory.