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Renal Program Referral

To refer a patient to the Renal Program, please follow the process below.

Referrals form

There is no form for this referral.

Referrals process


1Write and fax a referral request

Write your own referral letter. The letter should include:
  • Reason for referral to Pediatric Nephrologist and include recent patient notes
  • A list of all current medications and antibioptics used to treat your patient
  • Patient's demographics
  • Please advise us if an interpreter is needed and in what language.
Include supporting reports with referral request:
  • Blood test results from the last 6 months
  • Urine tests and urinalysis from the last 6 months
  • All culture and sensitivities
  • All medical imaging reports pertinent to referral 
    (ie. renal ultrasound)

Fax the referral letter to BCCH Nephrology Program at: 604-875-3649.

2Referral triage

Referrals are received by administrative secretaries Mondays to Fridays except statutory holidays.

The on-call nephrologist will review the referral information to determine how soon the patient should be seen. 

Referrals are triaged by Nephrologist within 3 to 5 business days.

3Appointment booking

The clinical secretary will book the appointment based on the recommendation of the on-call nephrologist. 

An appointment confirmation will be faxed to the referring physician or nurse practitioner.

4Changes to patient's condition?

Referring physicians or nurse practitioners should contact us if there are any changes in the patient's condition or in the blood or urine results that might warrant an earlier appointment.

Phone numbers:

  • Phone: 604-875-2272
  • Toll Free: 1-888-300-3088 ext. 2272

 
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