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

We accept fax and electronic referrals (eReferrals).

To send a fax referral:

To send an eReferral: If your electronic medical records system lets you send eReferrals, we can accept them.

  • You must be referring for outpatient (ambulatory) services.
  • We cannot accept eReferrals for diagnostic and procedural orders, such as for imaging (MRI, CT, X-ray) or endoscopy. Those orders must still be faxed.

Please use only one referral method. Sending both a fax referral and an eReferral may slow your referral.

You can track your fax and electronic referrals through OHSU Connect. Set up an OHSU Connect account here.

Questions about a referral? Call us at 503-494-4567.

    Seek provider-to-provider advice

    Call us at 503-494-4567. 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 503-494-4567.

    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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    Stay connected

    Connections, OHSU’s quarterly newsletter for primary care providers, offers you:

    • Information about advances.
    • Resources for you and your patients.

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