24/7 referral, consult, admission and transport assistance.

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

Children’s Physician Access team of representatives can assist you with:

  • Consultations and connections with pediatric specialists
  • Referrals, admissions and critical care transport services
  • General information and navigation assistance — including our services, programs and locations
  • Patient updates and connections to attending providers

There are several ways to admit patients to Children’s Minnesota.

Emergency and trauma admissions

An emergency physician will provide triage for emergencies and trauma. The clinical review coordinator will assist with necessary certification.

Same-day/Urgent Admissions

A pediatric hospitalist will provide triage for same-day and/or direct admissions. Children’s Physician Access will connect you to a clinical team to determine stable condition and bed availability.

Scheduled Admissions

Have you already scheduled an admission? In addition to the information listed above, please be prepared to include the patient’s address, telephone number and insurance coverage. Physician’s offices will be responsible for meeting insurance company pre-certification requirements prior to admission.

A history and physical examination form must be completed no more than 30 days prior to admission for surgery or procedures and not more than 24 hours post admission.

If your patients are visiting one of our clinics, please give them this clinic appointment sheet  to present to the clinic when they arrive.