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Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a network of 22 hospitals founded in 1922 by Shriners which provides children up to age 18 with specialty burn care, orthopaedics, cleft lip and palate, and spinal cord injury needs, regardless of a family's ability to pay. Children are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® if there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Acceptance is based solely on a child’s medical needs.

To refer a patient, please contact patientreferrals@shrinenet.org or call 800-237-5055 or from Canada call 800-361-7256. Both lines are staffed weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

For more information, visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children® website>> 

The sooner a child with burn injuries reaches a Shriners Hospitals for Children® 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 Hospitals for Children® in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston or Sacramento and indicate that there is a patient needing emergency burn care. The telephone numbers for emergency admissions to Shriners Hospitals for Children® specializing in burn treatment are:

Urgent burn care
Boston 800-255-1916
Cincinnati 800-875-8580
Galveston 409-770-6773
Sacramento 916-453-2111


Shriners Hospitals for Children® includes the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, the Republic of Panama and Mexico. Transportation needs are handled on a case-by-case basis. The hospital's care coordinator will assist families with transportation details.

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