Patient Referrals

Patient Referrals



The University of Virginia considers Referring Physicians to be our most important partners in providing comprehensive care to patients.

The information below should help you and your staff refer patients quickly and efficiently.

Support for Healthcare Professionals & Providers


Clinic Evaluations

Please see Children's Hospital Services for contact numbers to General Pediatrics and Pediatrics Subspecialty clinics.

Physician preferences will be accommodated. If you have no physician preference, your patient will be scheduled in the first available appointment.

Our goal is to accommodate appointments within two weeks.

Urgent Referral — Patients in need of an urgent appointment will be seen by a physician within 24 hours. Please indicate that your patient needs an urgent referral when you make the appointment.

Please provide the following information:

  • Patient name, address, phone number, insurance company
  • Copy of the pre-authorization for referral from the patient's insurance company
  • Reason for evaluation/consultation
  • Copies of the most current pertinent lab tests, radiology reports and clinical notes


An appointment notice will be mailed to the patient prior to the appointment date.

Results of the patient's visit will be sent by fax or mail to the referring physician within one week.

Hospital Admissions

Contact a UVA Children's Hospital physician. Call UVA Physician Direct at 1-800-552-3723 and ask to be connected to the on-call physician for the service needed.

The attending physician or fellow will facilitate patient admission and transportation if needed.

If a waiting list for pediatric beds exists, the Bed Coordination Center will communicate daily with the referring physician to update bed availability status.

Please provide the following information:

  • Patient name, address, home phone, and parents' work phone
  • Date of Birth
  • Insurance provider and policy number
  • Name of physician requesting admission or transfer
  • If transferring from another facility: Name of hospital and phone number of unit from which patient is being transferred