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The Hospital for Sick Children

Referring a Patient

How to refer a patient to SickKids

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) uses an online referral system to support more timely and efficient management of referral from health-care professionals to the outpatient clinics. This system is beneficial to the referring physician, to the child and their family and to our hospital.

  • All patients require a referral to visit our clinic.
  • If you are a health-care professional, log in to eCHN to submit your referral. From your eCHN account, you will be seamlessly connected to SickKids e-referral platform, EpicCare Link.
  • Learn more about our referral process.
  • For urgent referrals only (same day referrals), contact eCHN’s Helpdesk directly 416-813-7998 or 1-877-252-9900, or by email at helpdesk@echn.ca. On weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays, please contact the Fellow on call via SickKids Locating at 416-813-1500.

Your patients and your office benefit because:

    • Your referral is immediately directed to the right clinic.
    • Patients get the right care at the right time.
    • Staff spend less time on the phone, because clinics aren't calling for more information and you always know the status of your referral.