Refer a Patient
1. First, you'll need a referral form
2. Gather patient information
- Relevant medical records — including test results and imaging
- Patient’s insurance card, front and back, and authorization if required
- Imaging, San Francisco: Mail imaging discs to UCSF Pediatric Specialties, Box 4054, 1825 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94143
- Imaging, Oakland: Send images electronically
3. Send materials to us
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals offer pediatric care and testing for COVID-19. We are proud to serve your patients and support your practice in this challenging time.
Our Oakland and San Francisco campuses both provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing by appointment. Testing is available for children with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 who have not been tested recently, and for those who are asymptomatic but have high risks for complications and have been exposed to confirmed COVID-19-infected people.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland accepts referrals for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at our Teen Health and Primary Care Clinic at 5275 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA 94607. Walk-in appointments for those without cars are also available.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco accepts referrals for drive-thru COVID-19 testing by appointment only.
Physician Liaison Service
Our physician liaisons ensure that referring providers receive the best possible service. Get contact information for expediting referrals and more.
Transfer or Transport a Patient
Transferring and transporting patients requires coordination with attending physicians and nurses. Read more about our process and get contact information.
Request a Consultation
We provide information for medical professionals who wish to request a consultation with our pediatric specialists. Get important phone numbers and more.
Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.
If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.
We accept numerous health insurance plans at our pediatric hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. Find out if your plan is one of them.
For Medical Professionals
We provide exceptional service and support to providers in the community. Find out about our access center, physician liaison service, training and more.
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