Once Surgery is Scheduled

  • Contact your insurance company regarding pre-authorization, and need for referrals, etc.
  • Begin making arrangements for other family member’s needs during the surgery and recovery.
  • Begin planning how you want to explain the procedure to your child.  Our Child Life staff can give you. You may also want to discuss as a family what you want to share with other family members, friends and neighbors.
  • If your child is going to stay at Doernbecher for several days, you may want to contact their school to ask for homework assignments in advance.  Your child’s school can call Doernbecher’s Hospital School Program at 503 418-5444.


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Schedule an Appointment:

503 346-0640

877 346-0640 toll free


For Healthcare Providers:

Physician Consult and Referral Service

503 346-0644

888 346-0644 toll free

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OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

8th floor
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239

Doernbecher Day Surgery Center

Multnomah Pavilion, 4th floor
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239

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