Pediatric Center Patient Referrals
The HSC Pediatric Center provides transitional medical and rehabilitational care for children and young adults with complex healthcare needs who need continued care before returning home.
Review our services and programs to verify that we provide the services your patient needs.
To refer a patient, please contact us by phone at 202-635-6115, fax at 202-635-6150 or email. One of our team members will partner with you to ensure the referral process is seamless. Please have the below information available to expedite the referral process:
- Patient demographic information
- Medical records in English
- Medical information, including:
- History and physical
- Most recent progress notes, specialist reports including operative notes
- Recent laboratory results
- Financial coverage information
We will assess the patient for readiness for admission and assure that all disciplines have made preparation prior to the patient’s arrival.
Medical Conditions We See
Children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age with complex medical conditions that can include intellectual and developmental disabilities, premature infants, feeding difficulties, heart and lung diseases, ventilator dependency, traumatic injuries, wound care, IV therapy and many other medically complex health conditions.
Inpatient referrals to The HSC Pediatric Center include, but are not limited to, acute care hospitals in the Washington metropolitan region. If you do not have a hospital or physician referral, but need respite or palliative care services, call us at 202-635-6115 or email us and we can try to get one for you.
The HSC Pediatric Center is located in a residential neighborhood in northeast Washington, D.C.
Inpatient Admission Process
On the day of the transfer, to ensure a smooth transition for the patient and family, we ask that you continue to communicate with us and the family, including physician to physician and nurse to nurse reports as needed.
The HSC Pediatric Center provides a range of rehabilitation services for children with complex medical needs. Review our outpatient programs and services to verify that we provide the services your patient needs.
If your patient has private insurance, encourage the family to check with their insurance plan to make sure they have therapy benefits and that The HSC Pediatric Center is a participating provider.
You may contact us for outpatient therapy referrals via:
You may contact us for equipment clinic referrals via:
Please explain who you are referring and why you are referring them. We will verify the patient’s insurance coverage.
Have ready your patient’s medical record documentation, including:
- Patient’s name
- Date of birth
- Phone number(s)
- Name of insurance(s)
- Insurance ID #
- Name of the person/guarantor on the insurance
- Type of therapy requested
Once we have all the necessary information, we will contact the parents or guardian to obtain further clinical data to assess the child’s need and make an appointment.
We offer rehabilitation services at three locations in the Washington, D.C., area.