Health Professionals Refer a patient to Vannie Cook Children's Clinic

If you are a patient, please visit the Vannie Cook Clinic webpage for more contact, scheduling, and location information.

Referring Provider Instructions

To refer your patient to the Cancer Center, please complete the following steps.

1. Complete the online referral form and upload supporting medical records and test results

To reach our providers during non-business hours, on weekends and on holidays, call 956-661-9840.

2. Provide patient with scheduling instructions

3. Follow your patients’ care

Request access or log in to Texas Children's Link, an online provider portal connection to Texas Children’s electronic medical record. With Texas Children's Link, you are able to place and cancel orders and referrals, access patient medical records, view images, receive updates and notifications, and more.

Please note that patients are advised to bring the following information with them to their first appointment:

  • Immunization and medical records of the patient
  • Referral and pertinent lab records
  • If x-rays and/or scans have been obtained, please bring a copy, preferably on a CD (digital copy,) if available
  • If available, please bring pathology slides and paraffin blocks
  • Insurance cards for proof of insurance
  • The social security number of the insurance holder, in order to verify insurance coverage

Need Help?

If you are a referring provider’s office needing referral assistance or a provider needing to speak to an on-call specialist, please contact the Provider Connect team, M-F 8a-5p, excluding holidays:

  1. Phone: 832-TCH-CARE (832-824-2273)
  2. Toll-Free: 877-855-4857
  3. Email: providerconnect@texaschildrens.org