Patient referrals, consultations and admissions

Children’s Physician Access

Children’s Physician Access is your 24/7 live connection to the expertise and assistance within Children’s system.

This toll-free line offers a single point of access to representatives who will assist you with:

  • Consultations with primary care physicians and specialists
  • Referrals, admissions and transport services
  • General Children’s information, including services, programs and locations

Call Children’s Physician Access:

Patient Transportation

Children’s Physician Access can help you make transportation arrangements for getting patients to Children’s. Transportation via ambulance, helicopter or fixed-wing plane is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more about patient transportation at Children’s.

Consultation Requests

For urgent consultation requests, call Children’s Physician Access (phone number above).  For non-urgent questions, complete our Ask a Specialist consultation request email form. Answers will be provided in two business days.

Find a Doctor

Need to locate a member of Children’s professional staff? Children’s Find a Doctor search offers access to more than 1,100 members of Children’s professional staff, including physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, advanced practice registered nurses, psychologists, podiatrists, physician assistants, pharmacists, genetic counselors and social workers.


The emergency room will provide triage for emergencies and trauma. The clinical review coordinator will assist with necessary certification. Learn more about same day and scheduled admissions.

ECMO services

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (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 at Children’s-Minneapolis. For more information, including ECMO transfer recommendations and criteria, see Children’s ECMO services.