Our specialists consult with pediatricians prior to referral or appointments and provide care for your child and adolescent patients requiring hospitalization. A transfer coordinator will arrange for hospitalization and initiate appropriate evaluation and care upon the patient's arrival. If necessary, critically ill pediatric patients can be transferred via ambulance, helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft.

We provide several options for health care professionals seeking to refer a pediatric patient:

For consultation: 216.444.3627 (DOCS) or 800.553.5056
24 hours a day, seven days a week

For emergency referral: 866.CCF.TOTS (223-8687)
24 hours a day, seven days a week

Inpatient referrals:
Cleveland Clinic Children's for Rehabilitation 216.448.6035

Virtual Second Opinions 

Virtual Second Opinions are valuable for patients who wish to avoid the time and expense of travel. This program provides virtual access to a Cleveland Clinic physician who will review the diagnosis and treatment plan. Following a comprehensive evaluation of medical records and labs, patients receive an educational second opinion from an expert in their medical condition covering diagnosis, treatment options or alternatives as well as recommendations regarding future therapeutic considerations. Patients also have the unique opportunity to speak with the physician expert directly to address questions or concerns.

Learn more about virtual second opinions

Referring Physician Center

Cleveland Clinic’s Referring Physician Center will:

  • Maintain current physician contact information and preferred methods of communication.
  • Assist in the resolution of any service related issues.
  • Provide information about our clinical specialists and services.
  • Provide information on CME opportunities.

Contact us at refdr@ccf.org or 216.448.0900
General Information: 216.444.2200
Learn more about our Referring Physician Center.

Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport

Our critical care fleet transports infants, children and adolescents across the community or worldwide with mobile ICU vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

While pediatric patients are stabilized at a referring facility and en route, our team of pediatric transport nurses, paramedics and EMTs maintain two-way communication with a board-certified pediatric intensivist. Treatment can be initiated during transfer to improve outcomes for conditions such as septic shock and neonatal congenital heart disease.

Pediatric patients are promptly triaged to our Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), based on need. They can also be admitted immediately to an inpatient floor.

Call: 216.444.8302 or 800.553.5056
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Learn more about our Critical Care Transport Services.

Track Your Patient’s Care Online

Track Your Patient’s Care Online

DrConnect offers secure access to your patient’s treatment progress at Cleveland Clinic. To establish a DrConnect account: visit DrConnect or email drconnect@ccf.org.

A pediatric patient's family may arrange an appointment by calling the physician’s office directly, or:

216.444.KIDS (5437) or 800.223.2273, extension 45437

In case of emergency: select the same-day urgent appointment option weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical Concierge

Medical Concierge

Complimentary assistance for out-of-state patients and families.

Call: 800.223.2273, ext. 55580
Email: medicalconcierge@ccf.org

International Center

International Center

Complimentary assistance for international patients and families.

Call: 001.216.444.6404
Visit: Global Patient Services