Our Diagnostic and Consultation Service provides consultations for complex pediatric medical issues without a clear diagnosis. It is a fast, simple way for physicians to have patients evaluated and entered in to the Lurie Children's Health System. The service serves as a second opinion source; it does not assume primary care of any referred patients.
If a consult is beyond the area of expertise of the division, the service can help make an appropriate referral to another Lurie Children's sub-specialist. No subsequent referrals are made without the primary care physician's approval. The service strives to see patients within one week of referral. Written and phone reports are made promptly to referring physicians.
If you are a physician and are interested in referring a patient for this service, please contact the diagnostic and consultation service at 312.227.6690.