At Nationwide Children’s Hospital we are committed to the best outcomes in everything we do, together delivering the best health care for children. Our Physician Liaison Program offers a two-way communication channel to better serve physicians, their office staff and patients. The liaisons offer:
- Referral assistance
- Connections to educations, and CME events, introductions to new specialists and other engagement opportunities
- Confidential issue resolution
- Information on new clinics programs and other services
- Practice support and connection to other value-added resources
- Direct link to pediatric specialist
Meet Our Physician Liaison Team
Shelly's service area is Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Paulding and Van Wert counties.
Making a Referral
Most outpatient clinic appointments can be made by calling Central Scheduling at (614) 722-6200 or (877) 722-6220, or by using the online request form. The following are recommendations for completing your referral.
Provide complete information for the following:
Correct spelling of name
Date of birth
Sex of patient (This is really important as it is often really difficult to determine the sex of the child based on the child’s name.)
Provide as much of the patient’s medical history as known:
Lab or x-ray completed
Results of diagnostic tests
You may be asked to send or fax the lab and/or x-ray reports.
Based on the information provided, staff will:
Triage the referral
Make an appointment
All of the information on the form helps the staff contact the appropriate people so that we can communicate with the patient, family, and referring physicians to provide continuity of care.
If a referral and/or authorization is needed, it is the responsibility of the referring physician’s office to provide that information to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. If the Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinic has not received the requested information two to three days prior to the appointment, the program staff will contact your office.
We strive to schedule all patients in a timely manner, but we recognize some patients need to be seen on an urgent basis. Learn about our Urgent Appointment Promise.
Physician Direct Connect is a 24-hour physician/provider consult-transfer center. PDC is managed by experienced RNs who can assist in caring for your patients as a single point of contact for numerous requests.
Nationwide Children’s CareLink is a free, web-based application available to community providers. It offers external physicians and support staff read-only access to patient electronic medical records in real-time.
Radiology Moving to Epic Radiant
Nationwide Children’s will go live with Epic Radiant on Nov. 5. This exciting project will bring radiology onto the hospital EMR and will include the renaming of over 1,400 radiology procedures.
For answers to clinical questions regarding various radiology procedures, review the materials below:
Nationwide Children's is a leader in pediatric medicine. Find upcoming courses, conferences and medical grand rounds related to recent findings and innovations within the field.
Nationwide Children's understands ongoing education is a top priority for medical professionals. To help meet that need, we offer multiple courses, conferences, and workshops throughout the year.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Locations
Access maps and directions to Nationwide Children's Hospital's main campus and locations across Ohio.
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