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Refer a Child for Care


the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children


Eligibility and Application

Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Acceptance is based solely on a child’s medical needs. A family’s income or insurance status are not criteria for a child’s acceptance as a patient.

For patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children, ability to pay or insurance coverage is never an issue. all services are provided regardless of a patient’s or their parents’ ability to pay for the services that they receive within Shriners Hospitals for Children facilities.

To Apply for care at the Shriners Hospitals, please Contact Us

Application Procedures


Emergency Burn Care

The sooner a child with burn injuries reaches a Shriners Hospital that specializes in burn treatment, the better the chances of recovery.  In an emergency, the referring physician treating a child with burn injuries should telephone the chief of staff at the Shriners Hospital in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston or Sacramento and indicate that there is a patient needing emergency burn care.

The telephone numbers for emergency admissions Shriners Hospitals specializing in burn treatment are:

  • Boston: (800) 255-1916
  • Cincinnati: (800) 875-8580
  • Galveston: (409) 770-6733
  • Sacramento: (916) 453-2111


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If you are not sure which hospital is closest to you, please call toll-free (866) 714-7123.

Transportation issues are handled on a case-by-case basis. The hospital’s care coordinator will assist families with transportation details.

* Note all communications will be considered confidential in accordance with Federal H.I.P.P.A. Regulations and information will only be disclosed as necessary to qualified medical personnel in relation to obtaining admission to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.