Refer a Patient

Texas Children’s Hospital welcomes the opportunity to partner with you to provide outstanding care to your patients. The resources in this section are provided to simplify your access to our healthcare network. We welcome your input and constructive feedback to make this section work better for the needs of you and your patients.

Need help? Please contact the Texas Children’s Hospital Provider Connect team. 

Refer a Patient

If you do not have access to Epic or Texas Children's Link, you can fill out one of our online or PDF forms to submit your referral request. 

Accepted Insurance Plans

If Texas Children's is an out-of-network provider, health plans may still approve coverage for treatment with an out-of-network authorization.  For non-emergent services, both an out-of-network authorization and single case agreement must be in place before services are provided.

Emergency services at a Texas Children’s Hospital emergency department does not require any prior authorization or pre-treatment agreement.

Patients with questions regarding the out-of-network process should contact their health insurance plan.

Admit a Patient

Admitting physician who needs to admit a patient?

Transfer a Patient

Texas Children's Kangaroo Crew works with referring physicians to offer specialized care to premature infants, babies and children with serious or life-threatening conditions. Transport of a patient to Texas Children's on Kangaroo Crew must be requested by a physician.