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Looking for a pediatric specialty clinic? Cook Children's has more than 60 locations across North Texas, because even when your child's diagnosis is complicated, finding the right care should be simple.
Specialty Clinics Specialty Referrals
To refer a patient for immediate transport, please call Teddy Bear Transport at 1-800-KID-HURT (1-800-543-4878) and request our team to be sent for a patient requiring immediate treatment and/or stabilization.
Prior to our team's arrival the normal referral process will be initiated. This system helps us save valuable time and get the proper care to your patient quicker. The nurse or physician may contact Cook Children's Medical Center via the Communications Center by using a direct connect (blue) phone or calling 1-800-KID-HURT (1-800-543-4878).
Most ER patients can be accepted without talking to the Emergency Room physician at Cook Children's. Some of the patient types that require physician-to-physician contact include:
Referring physicians may always request to speak with a Cook Children's physician if they desire. Please have the following information available when you call:
For patient transport, please provide the following information:
Cook Children's is home to one of the most advanced transport fleets available. Our transport units include:
Each are equipped to transport critical care patients and feature pediatric-oriented technology.
Our Cessna Citation Encore+ jet can fly farther and faster, reducing our response time and increasing our distance so we can get to those patients who are in need of very critical care, quickly. The jet is equipped with leading-edge technology and safety features including:
*Aircraft operated by Metro Aviation, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Cook Children's Teddy Bear Transport staff of 62 neonatal/pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics is proud to have more than 400 combined years of transport experience. This team is dedicated to getting the most medically fragile children and neonates to our award-winning medical center quickly and safely.
Our level IV NICU is staffed with a team of neonatologists and specialists who combine expertise with the latest technology to provide the highest level of neonatal care available.
Cook Children's designated level II Trauma Center is staffed and equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Interfacility transport, performed by a neonatal pediatric critical care specialized transport team, compared with a nonspecialized team, was associated with improved survival rates and fewer unplanned events during transport, regardless of the severity of illness.
In addition, our team is proud to have:
All FAA Part 135 aviation services provided by Metro Aviation, Inc., which maintains exclusive operational control over all aircraft.