Make a Referral

Access Center

To refer a patient to a specialty service, call the Access Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The center is a single point of access for all inpatient and outpatient pediatric services, including neonatal, pediatric and maternal care.

Phone: (877) 822-4453 or (877) UC-CHILD
Inpatient Fax: (415) 353-1323
Outpatient Fax: (415) 353-4485

Physician Liaison Service

Physician liaisons meet with referring physicians, medical groups and health plans to provide information about UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and its services. Liaisons also can help arrange a visit by a UCSF specialist to meet with a medical practice in the community or to give a talk to a group or institution.

Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395
Email: [email protected]

To locate a doctor, please visit our Physician Directory.

Care Coordination

For care coordination, discharge planning or utilization review, please call:

Pediatric Care Coordination
Phone: (415) 353-2655

Pediatric Social Work
Phone: (415) 353-2655

Health Plan Services

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has contracts with many preferred provider organizations (PPOs) to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. We also have contracts with many health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to provide specialized inpatient and outpatient care.

If there is a contract in place, please follow the authorization procedure required by the plan when referring patients to us.

If you would like to know if we have an existing agreement with a health plan or HMO or if you would like to discuss arrangements for a new contract with us, please call Health Plan Services:

Phone: (415) 353-4537
Fax: (415) 353-4398

International Services

If you would like to refer a patient who resides outside the United States, please call our International Services:

Phone: (415) 353-8489
Fax: (415) 353-8603
Email: [email protected]

Maternal, Neonatal and Pediatric Transport

For maternal, neonatal and pediatric transfers and tranport please call:

Access Center
Phone: (877) UC-CHILD or (877) 822-4453

Patient Assistance

For information regarding referrals, lodging arrangements for family and friends or other general information, please contact our Physician Referral Service:

Physician Referral Service
Phone: (888) 689-UCSF
Email: [email protected]

Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Outreach Programs

For information regarding our outreach services throughout Northern California, please call:

Phone: (415) 353-1574

Related Information

Contact Us

Access Center
Phone: (877) 822-4453

Physician Liaison Service
Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395

Physician Referral Directory
Print listings by specialty.

For the most current information, see our online Find a Doctor directory.