How to Refer

There are numerous ways to gain admission to Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for your patient. See the instructions below to find the one that is most convenient.

For Transport or Inpatient Admission, or for a Pediatric Subspecialist Consult
1-800-GO-MERCY (800) 466-3729)
Call this number 24 hours a day to mobilize the in-house neonatal or pediatric transport teams or to consult with a pediatric subspecialist. You may also call this number to admit a patient at Children's Mercy Hospital or Children's Mercy South. Please let us know your preferred location.

For Specialty Clinic Appointments
Go to the Provider Portal and click on Specialty Clinics/Pre-Visit Forms, then click on the desired specialty clinic and follow the specific instructions for that clinic. Or, call (816) 234-3700 or (800) 800-7300.
Nurses with our Physician Appointment line can assist you with scheduling clinic appointments for Children's Mercy Hospital, Children's Mercy South and Children's Mercy Northland. 

Children's Mercy Hospital
Medical and Surgical Admissions (24 hours a day):
1-800-GO-MERCY ((800) 466-3729)

  • A communications specialist will conference the caller with the accepting physician, obtain specific patient information and determine mode of transportation to hospital.
  • Primary care physicians may request that a patient be admitted directly to Children's Mercy South. If you're not sure if a patient should be admitted, call (816) 234-3430 and ask for an ER physician to discuss your patient's needs.

Children's Mercy South
Inpatient Admission:1-800-GO-MERCY ((800) 466-3729)

  • Identify yourself and ask to speak to a Children's Mercy South hospitalist.
  • Explain your patient case so they can inform you if they can take the patient and/or if they have a bed available. Some patients may be inappropriate for Children's Mercy South based on acuity or need for pediatric subspecialty consult or procedures.

Physician Services Department
(816) 234-1641
The Physician Services department staff is available to help physicians in a variety of ways. Should you have questions or concerns please call Director of Physician Services Michelle McMillan at the number above. You can find more information by clicking here. 

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