General Pediatrics - For Referring Physicians

General Pediatrics - For Referring Physicians

Learn how to refer patients to Penn State Children’s Hospital General Pediatrics.

Refer a patient



  • Academic General Pediatrics (administrative offices)
    Phone: 717-531-8606
    Fax: 717-531-0869
  • Penn State Pediatrics at Hershey
    Phone: 717- 531-7300
    Fax: 717-531-8992
  • Penn State Medical Group at Elizabethtown
    Phone: 717-361-0666
    Fax: 717-361-0202
  • Penn State Medical Group at Camp Hill
    Phone: 717-531-7300
    Fax: 717-761-1320

Consultations and Referrals


If you would like your child to be seen by a specialist, most offices request that you first see your primary care doctor. Your doctor can request that you be treated by a particular specialist and provide information regarding your child’s care. Please ask your primary care doctor if you feel you would benefit from a consultation by a specialist and they can refer you.


Some insurance companies, such as Tricare and Keystone, require referral forms or special approval before a specialist can see a patient. If your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist, please contact our insurance coordinator to help you complete necessary paperwork prior to your specialist visit. To obtain an insurance authorization to see an out-of-network doctor, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the visit. Our insurance coordinator is available to answer any of your questions and may be reached at 717-531-2075 during daytime office hours.