Appointments and Physician Referrals | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Pediatric Patient Care

Appointments and referrals

Information for referring physicians and families who entrust UC Davis Children’s Hospital for their child’s care.

Infants Nylah and Nova, twins who were transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital for care
Patient Referrals, Transfers & ConsultationsReferring physicians

Referring physicians have access to pediatric specialists across more than 30 subspecialties, representing the region’s greatest diversity of subspecialty care.

We also provide pediatric telehealth consultations for physicians throughout Northern California and beyond who may need the expertise available at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Learn more about our pediatric provider-to-provider telehealth program.

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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

For physician referrals or transfers


For NICU transfers


For physician telehealth consultations


Appointments and ReferralsPediatric patients

For families seeking specialty care for a child, a referral is required from your primary care physician before making an appointment.

If your child is already a patient at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, you can use MyUCDavisHealth to securely and confidentially communicate with your care team, review your child’s medical record, and much more – all from a computer, tablet and smartphone.

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For general questions


Call this number for general patient information or questions.

For patient appointments


To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.

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Telehealth services for our families
  • Mom with child at computer at home

    Telehealth video visits

    The MyUCDavisHealth app brings your child’s care team to you, allowing you to have a medical appointment from the comfort of your own home using your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Video visits offer convenience for pre- and post-procedure care, routine diagnostics and follow-up appointments. Talk to your child’s care team to find out if telehealth video visits are an option for you and your child.

    Learn more about telehealth video visits
  • Dr. Crossen providing a telehealth consult via computer

    Telehealth Express Care

    For families with UC Davis Health care coverage, accessing care has never been easier. Parents and guardians can connect with a UC Davis care team using our online Express Care option for same-day and extended-hours video visits to discuss your child’s non-emergency issues such as fevers, sore throats, stomach discomfort and flu-like symptoms.

    Learn more about Teleheath Express Care
  • Dad with daughter holding tablet, at home

    Family video visits

    To keep families connected with their child during their hospital stay, family members can now join in on video visits with their family member or care team.

    Learn more about teleheath family visits
  • Mom viewing NICU baby on phone

    NICU webcam program

    The webcam program equips every bed at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a webcam. This allows parents and families to see their baby through a secure connection from a home computer, tablet or cellphone 24/7, even when they are not at the bedside.

    Learn more about the webcam program