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:

patient's name

date of birth

sex

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.

Scheduled 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

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

St. Paul

651-220-7800

Minneapolis

612-813-7800

For urgent or emergency admissions

St. Paul

651-220-7800

Minneapolis

612-813-6117

Utilization Review

St. Paul

651-220-6029

Minneapolis

612-813-5804

To schedule elective surgery

St. Paul

651- 220-6237

Minneapolis

612-813-7229

To schedule patients in Day Surgery

St. Paul

651-241-7874

Minneapolis

612-813-7229

West

952-930-8700

For patient room numbers

St. Paul

651-220-6800

Minneapolis

612-813-6111

ECMO services (Minneapolis only)

Neonatal referral (NICU)

(612) 813-6295

Pediatric referral (PICU)

(612) 813-6266