Information for Referring Physicians

The decision to refer a patient to Stanford should be easy. We also want the referral process to be easy for you, your staff, and your patients.

To refer a new patient:

Fax a completed referral form to 650-320-9443

To transfer a patient, please call the Transfer Center anytime at 1-800-800-1551

Referral Assistance

When you refer to us, we will keep you informed of your patients' progress to ensure a smooth continuation of care. If you ever have trouble reaching the right member of our team, please call the Physician Helpline at 1-866-742-4811 to speak with a nurse who can help you with:

  • Navigating referrals to the appropriate clinic or specialist
  • Connecting referring physicians and Stanford faculty via phone
  • Updating referring physicians on the patients' progress
  • Physician Liaison Services
    Our highly trained and responsive physician liaisons are ready to help you make the most of your relationship with Stanford.

Referring a pediatric patient: 

Doctors throughout the community and from around the world trust us with their patients for pediatric and obstetric expertise and extraordinary care.  Stanford Children’s Health partners with referring physicians to ensure the best possible care for patients who need specialized health services. 

For patient referrals, contact our Referral Center: (800) 995-5724.

Inpatient consultations and transfers, contact our Transfer Center: (650) 723-7342.
Direct admission requests, contact our Patient Placement Department: (650) 725-8877.

International Referrals, please call (650) 723-8561 or email us at

We look forward to working with you to help achieve healthy outcomes for your patients and their families.

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