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Referrals and Scheduling

Depending on you particular needs, we have a variety of ways for you to connect with us.

Parents and expectant parents

  • If you currently have a child in our NICU and wish to receive an update on your child or connect with his or her medical team, call 682-885-4382.
  • If your child is currently in another hospital's NICU and you are requesting a second opinion from one of our physicians, call 682-885-3901 to reach the on-call physician.
  • If you are an expectant parent and your baby has been diagnosed with a condition that will require immediate transfer to a neonatal intensive care unit, or if you are at risk of a preterm birth, and you would like to schedule a tour of our Level IV NICU or you have questions, please connect with us here.

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.


Emergent referrals

For emergent 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

Important phone numbers for referring physicians

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