Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

We make it easy for physicians to refer patients to Penn State Children’s Hospital.

We want to make it easy for physicians to refer a patient to Penn State Children’s Hospital, get a consult, request a transfer or transport, and access your patients’ records.

We accept calls from physicians to transfer pediatric patients to Penn State Children’s Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to the Children’s Hospital, contact our MD Network. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can assist with appointments, admissions, transfers, and consultations

Call 800-233-4082.

Find a doctor

Pediatric specialists in all disciplines are available to help your young patients.

To connect with a pediatric specialist, call our MD Network at 800-233-4082 and press 4.

When requesting an inpatient transfer, please anticipate the following from the Transfer Center:

  • Information gathering: patient name, date of birth, referring hospital name, referring physician name, contact information, insurance information and reason for referral
  • Connection to the appropriate attending physician in specified service line
  • Bed reservation for accepted patients
  • Assistance to arrange transportation
  • Patient transfer checklist (send the following along with the patient):
    • History and physical
    • Progress notes
    • Consult notes
    • Medication list
  • Results from all studies, imaging, and labs performed during care
  • For registration purposes, please fax the patient’s face sheet to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Transfer Center at 717-531-0125.

Other services for referring physicians

Penn State Provider Portal is a free, online portal that provides real-time access to information for patients you have referred to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group. To request access for your practice site please contact our Physician Liaisons:

The Children’s Hospital Directory of Programs and Services is available. Request a copy or additional copies for your office here.

To search for specific Penn State Children’s Hospital physicians or locations, please visit our find a physician or find a location applications. 

Providers and staff at the Children's Hospital value the relationships we have with our partners and families throughout our region.