For Pediatric Health Care Professionals

Pedatrician Dr. Derek Lam examines a young patient at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Dr. Derek Lam is among the many providers at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital who welcomes working with providers in the community.

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital accepts referrals from across the Northwest and beyond. Our providers serve communities across Oregon. We also welcome the opportunity to partner with health care professionals in the community.

Refer a patient to Doernbecher

Seek provider-to-provider advice

Call us at 503-346-0644. We are happy to connect you with an OHSU provider for one-on-one advice. Our friendly and professional referral specialists answer 24/7 to connect you with the physician or other provider you need.

Please note: When providing advice to you, OHSU physicians are not diagnosing a patient's condition, nor are they providing treatment to a patient. Thus, they are not establishing a physician-patient relationship. All treatment and diagnostic decisions remain with you, the treating provider, when an OHSU physician is providing advice to you.

Patient transfers

For immediate ground or air transport of a pediatric or neonatal patient, contact the PANDA Team at:

Learn more about PANDA (Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport).

Track your patient’s care

Follow your patient's care with OHSU Connect. This secure service gives you real-time access to your patient's shared electronic medical records.

Pediatric research and clinical trials

Our scientists are on the leading edge of pediatric research, including dozens of clinical trials.

COVID-19 information

Referrals during the pandemic

Vaccines in Oregon


Help line: Physicians at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital can answer questions about children and COVID-19 at 503-346-0644.

Operating a practice: For questions about managing ambulatory practice operations and workflows during a pandemic, email You will receive a response within one business day.

Handout: Please see our handout on important considerations for managing a medical practice during the coronavirus pandemic or any major outbreak.

Additional resources:

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