Refer a Patient

Doctor looking at patient in a wheelchair

We want to make the referral process to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California as simple as possible. Any child under 18 is eligible for care if the child’s condition is within the scope of services provided. As a regional pediatric medical center, the Northern California Shriners Hospital serves children throughout the Western United States, Northwestern Mexico, and Canada.

Patient Referral

To refer a patient to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, contact our referral center and you will be guided through the admission process or complete the referral form and fax to our referral form. Thank you. Information about health insurance can be found here.

Referral Center

916-453-2395 (fax)

Emergency Referral

Children with severe burns and other emergent needs are admitted through a physician-to-physician referral. The referring physician should contact the physician-on-call by calling 916-453-2111.


Patient Transportation

If your child is being admitted to Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, your doctor will determine the best method of transport. If you have any questions regarding transport, please ask your doctor.