Physicians can call 1.855.LurieMD (1.855.587.4363) to ask a Lurie Children’s specialist for general recommendations about a patient condition, to discuss any next steps or to determine if a patient should be admitted.
With LurieMD, you will talk to someone live and get a call back from a Lurie Children’s specialist within 30 minutes or by end of the business day, depending on YOUR urgency.
The 1.855.LurieMD hotline is easy to use and available 24/7, 365 days. Dial the toll-free number to be connected with a Lurie Children’s team member who will help identify the specialty service on call and connect you with an attending physician or a fellow.
To transfer a patient into or out of Lurie Children’s, PRESS 1
To consult with an Emergency Department (ED) physician, PRESS 2
To reschedule a patient’s existing appointment, PRESS 3
To speak with a Lurie Children’s specialist, PRESS 4
Admission not requiring transport or ED, PRESS 5
Admit today, PRESS 1
Future admit, PRESS 2
Please note, families can also call 1.800.KIDS DOC® for first-time appointments.
Second Opinion for Complex Pediatric Cases
Physicians are welcome to call 312.227.6690 for complex pediatric medical issues without a clear diagnosis. Our Diagnostic and Consultation Service is operated by physicians in the hospital's Academic General Pediatrics & Primary Care division.
Using a variety of telecommunication technologies, including real-time video conferencing, the Lurie Children’s Care Connect programs can provide accessible, high-quality healthcare for every child, regardless of where they are located. Click here to learn more about telemedicine at Lurie Children's.