Children's Physician Access
1 (866)-755-2121 (toll free)
(612) 343-2121 (Twin Cities metro area)
This 24-hour-per-day line allows physicians to access services at Children's - St. Paul and Children's - Minneapolis. You can consult with a primary care physician or specialist; receive information about stabilization or management; or receive information about possible referral and transport of critically ill patients.
Children's - St. Paul and Children's - Minneapolis both provide transport services for any children who are critically ill to the hospitals from any distance in the Upper Midwest. Neonatal and pediatric transport teams are available on a 24-hour basis and can respond by ambulance, helicopter, or airplane. This phone number is for health professionals only.
Admitting to Children's Hospitals
and Clinics of Minnesota
Professional staff members may admit patients to Children's 24 hours a day.
Same day admission:
Please provide the following information by telephone:
date of birth
primary care provider's name
referring physician's name
diagnosis, isolation requirements
special needs requirements
anticipated time and means of arrival
request for coverage by the teaching service
The nursing liaison for admissions will coordinate all unscheduled admissions.
In addition to the information listed above, the patient's address, telephone number, and insurance coverage will be requested. Physicians' offices will be responsible for meeting insurance company pre-certification requirements prior to admission.
Urgent or emergency admissions
The emergency room will provide triage for urgent or emergency admissions. The clinical review coordinator will assist with necessary certification.
ECMO services are provided for both neonatal and pediatric patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiac insufficiency that is unresponsive to mechanical ventilation and medical therapy. Staff are available 24 hours a day for professional consultation, patient transport, or provision of ECMO. Available only at Children's - Minneapolis. See ECMO transfer recommendations and criteria.
Children's Hospital admitting numbers
To admit a patient
For urgent or emergency admissions
To schedule elective surgery
To schedule patients in Day Surgery
For patient room numbers
ECMO services (Minneapolis only)
Neonatal referral (NICU)
Pediatric referral (PICU)