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referral guide to services

All of the information you need to confidently refer your patient to one of our specialty clinics.

physician connection line - specialist consults

The communication center facilitates physician-to-physician consults - connecting referring physicians with specialists at Dayton Children's to confer about a patient.

phone: 937-641-4385

toll-free: 1-877-855-7337

fax: 937-641-3131

hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Directly submit online referral for specialty services

adolescent young adult medicine

who should be referred to adolescent young adult medicine?

Young people 12-25 years old. Conditions treated in adolescent medicine clinic include:

  • Adolescent concerns related to complex chronic medical conditions
  • Anxiety and depression, medical management of uncomplicated conditions
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Contraception, including Nexplanon/implant and Mirena/Skyla/IUD
  • Contraception counseling
  • Hirsutism
  • Menstural problems: absent, irregular, heavy, or infrequent menstrual bleeding, including due to chronic diseases or bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea
  • Gender identity, transgender and gender non-conforming youth health care
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Reproductive health and wellness visits
  • Sexual development issues
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Vaginal discharge

Patients should be advised that all appointments include a standard confidential psychosocial evaluation regardless of reason for visit.

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. However, if imaging or diagnostic testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our adolescent young adult medicine team

where will my patient be seen?

Adolescent young adult medicine locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

Dayton Children's will triage referrals made to mental health, gynecology, endocrinology, or other specialties that are appropriate for adolescent young adult medicine.

allergy/immunology

who should be referred to pediatric allergy and immunology?

We treat patients 0-21 for a variety of conditions such as:

  • Food allergy
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anaphalaxis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Medication allergies
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Urticaria and angioedema
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Primary Immune Deficiency
  • Eosinophilia

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed, however if diagnostic testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our allergy and immunology team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric allergy and immunology locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

 

cardiology

what services are offered in pediatric cardiology?

In addition to our general cardiology clinic, we offer:

  • A preventive cardiology clinic to help children avoid heart disease in the future
  • A specialty clinic for adults with congenital heart disease
  • Support and education for teens who are learning how to take more responsibility for their health as they transition to the adult care world
  • Care and consultation for families whose unborn baby has a suspected or diagnosed congenital heart condition
  • Advanced tests such as echocardiography, stresstesting, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Comprehensive care for patients who are hospitalized and experiencing cardiac problems

who should be referred to pediatric cardiology?

Below is a list of conditions we treat in the pediatric cardiology department at Dayton Children's hospital.

  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Congenital heart disease in children and adults
  • Chest pain
  • Endocarditis
  • Fetal heart conditions
  • Heart murmurs
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Marfan syndrome and other Connective tissue disease
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope

Dayton Children's does not have a heart surgery or cardiac catheterization program. When patients need these advanced services, our teams will provide referrals and work with the other specialists involved to ensure continuity of care. After surgery or a cardic catheterization procedures, patients can return to our clinic for their ongoing cardiology care needs.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our pediatric cardiology team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric cardiology locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

endocrinology

who should be referred to pediatric endocrinology?

We see patients newborn to 21 years of age for a wide variety of simple to complex conditions such as:

  • Adrenal conditions: Adrenal insufficiency, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cortisol excess (Cushing's disease)
  • Diabetes and insulin: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Cystic fibrosis related diabetes, Prediabetes
  • Disorders of sexual development: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Growth and puberty conditions: Delayed puberty, early puberty (precocious puberty), short stature, growth hormone deficency, failure to thrive
  • Pituitary conditions: Adrenal insufficiency, delayed puberty, diabetes insipidus, growth hormone deficiency, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, hypopituitarism, septo-optic dysplasia
  • Metabolic bone disease: Parathyroid disorders, rickets, vitamin D deficiency/resistance, disorders of calcium and phosphorus regulation, hypophosphatasia
  • Syndromes: Klinefelter Syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasias (MEN), Noonan Syndrome, Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Prader-Willi Syndromw, Turner Syndrome
  • Thyroid Conditions: Acquired hypothyroidism, congenital hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism (includes Graves' disease), Hypothyroidism (includes hasimotos thyroiditis)

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. However, if imaging or diagnostic testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our pediatric endocrinology team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric endocrinology locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

ent

who should be referred to pediatric ent?

We provide patients comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for common and complex conditions of the ear, nose and throat from birth to age 21.

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. However, if imaging or diagnostic testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our pediatric ENT team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric ENT locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

 

hematology-oncology

who should be referred to hematology-oncology?

Patients who need comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for common and complex cancer and blood disorders from birth to age 21.

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. However, if imaging or diagnositc testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our hematology-oncology team

where will my patient be seen?

Hematology-oncology locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941

 

orthopaedic and sports medicine

who should be referred to orthopaedics and sports medicine?

We treat patients 0-21 for a variety of conditions such as:

  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Orthopaedic diseases
  • Sports related concussions

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. However, if imaging has already been done, please have the patient/family bring these to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

We offer same-day or next-day access for most conditions.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our orthpaedics team

Meet our sports medicine team

where can my patient be seen?

Orthopaedics locations

Sports medicine locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

pediatric surgery

who should be referred to pediatric surgery?

We see patients newborn to 21 years of age for a wide variety of simple to complex conditions such as:

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Circumcision
  • Undecended testicles
  • Fetal to newborn center surgeries
  • Burn care
  • Cancer/tumors
  • Trauma
  • Cysts and skin lesions
  • Advanced wound care
  • Lung and chest wall abnormalities

when will my patient be seen?

Same day or next day appointments available.

Urgent patient appointments are seen the same day in our surgery clinic during regular hours or after hours in the ER. Elective appointments can be seen as early as the next day.

Back home the same day too!

Nearly 90 percent of our surgeries are outpatient, so kids are discharged the same day, allowing them to rest and heal in the comfort of home. Our pediatric surgery team provides exceptional follow-up care in our surgery clinic after patients are discharged home.

which provider will see my patient?

Surgery clinic provides pre-surgery consultations and post-operative care. A typical visit to the surgery clinic involves a physical exam, conversation about any test results and medication needs, and time to answer questions and talk about the potential need for surgery with a pediatric surgeon.

In the past 12 months, we saw more than 4,700 outpatient clinic visits!

Meet our pediatric surgery team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric surgery locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

physical medicine and rehabilitation

what to refer?

  • Assessment and management of patients with neuro-muscular and musculoskeletal conditions including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, torticollis, gait abnormalities and stroke.
  • Spasticity management using oral medications and neurolytic procedures including Botox.
  • Consultations on medications, orthotic and prosthetic devices, therapy prescriptions and adaptive equipment/assistive technology (wheelchair assessment, walkers, gait trainers, bath seats, car seat).
  • Cancer rehab

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our PM&R team

where can my patient be seen?

PM&R locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Services form.

Referral accepted by phone 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

pulmonary diagnostic lab

most common pulmonary function tests

Pulmonary diagnostic services at Dayton Children's provide a variety of tests and procedures to assist in diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases or other impairments.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our pulmonary diagnostic lab team

where will my patient be seen?

Pulmonary diagnostic lab locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Diagnostic Testing Order form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

sleep center

who should be referred to the sleep center?

Otherwise health children whom polysomnography (PSG) is indicated to evaluate for obstructive sleep apnea can be referred directly to the sleep lab. Specifically this includes children:

  • 2 years old to 18 years old
  • With snoring and suspected obstructive sleep apnea due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy or obesity, including those with insomnia or daytime sleepiness (EDS) as a non-primary diagnosis.
  • With minor underlying medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, ADHD, and mild cerebral palsy.

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

To ensure that the most appropriate study is ordered, some children should be evaluated in the sleep clinic first. Specifically, this includes children:

  • Self-referred by their parents.
  • With a primary diagnosis of daytime sleepiness (EDS) or insomnia.
  • Less than 2 years old, if otherwise healthy.
  • With complex medical conditions (for example, neuromuscular, craniofacial anomalies).
  • Prescribed psychotropic medications that may affect sleep.
  • Who require a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) or maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT).
  • Who require oxygen/CPA/BiPA/ventilators.

subspecialist referral exceptions

Patients referred from these subspecialists are able to be directly referred to the sleep lab, despite the sleep clinic referral guidelines listed above, when these expectations are met:

 

 

New PAP titrations need a desensitization daytime visit in sleep lab prior to study. Sleep study is not indicated for weaning oxygen in chronic lung disease patients

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our sleep center team

where can my patient be seen?

Sleep center locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the sleep center-lab testing form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

additional considerations

  • Children should be studied at their baseline.
    • Studies should not be performed if the patient is febrile, ill with viral symptoms, on new pain medications or after recent surgery.
  • Results will be delivered to the ordering clinician and to the patients' primary physician of the study via EPIC or fax.
    • Results are not given to patients by sleep lab technicians, sleep lab physicians or sleep lab stuff.
    • In case of urgent findings, the sleep lab physicians may contact the ordering physician with results.
    • If severe sleep apnea is diagnosed, the sleep lab MD will admit to Dayton Children's Hospital and consult DCH subspecialists.
    • The sleep lab physician is available to discuss results by calling the sleep center at 937-641-5004.

 

urology

who should be referred to pediatric urology?

Below is a partial list of the conditions we treat in the urology department at Dayton Children's hospital.

  • Bedwetting, dysfunctional voiding
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Undescended testicles
  • Hypospadias/epispadias
  • Hernias, hydrocele and other scrotal abnormalities
  • Enuresis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux and other complex urologic abnormalities
  • Varicocele
  • Intersex (ambiguous genitalia)
  • Testicular torsion
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Solid malignacies of kidney, bladder, testes
  • Neurogenic bladder/bowel due to spinal cord disorders

what work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

No pre-referral work-up is needed. however, if diagnostic testing has already been done, please have the patient/family bring this information to the appointment.

when will my patient be seen?

Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible with the provider on the specialty team who is the best match for managing the current condition.

which provider will see my patient?

Your patient will be seen by a provider that is best matched for managing the current condition.

Meet our urology team

where can my patient be seen?

Pediatric urology locations

how can I refer my patient?

To refer a patient, please use the Referral for Specialty Servies form.

Referrals accepted by phone from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Central scheduling: 937-641-4000

Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours

Toll free fax: 1-866-891-6941

central scheduling order forms

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday - Friday

 

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