Becoming a Patient

Thank you for your interest in referring a patient to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

Criteria for Becoming a Patient:

  • Patients at TSRHC must be referred by a physician for the treatment of an orthopedic condition, certain related neurological disorder or learning disorder, such as dyslexia.
  • The child should be from birth up to 18 years of age.
  • Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia patients must be between the ages of 5 and 14 years.
  • The child's condition should offer hope of improvement through the services provided by the hospital.

Physicians and office staff may refer a patient in two ways:

  • Simply call our Physician Referral Line at (214) 559-7559 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7559
  • Or print the Patient Referral Information Form or a dyslexia application, complete the form/application, including the physician referral section and mail to the attention of Patient Access at the address listed on the application.

Need Help?:

For help with the referral process, please download our Physician Referral Guide, or please contact Patient Access at (214) 559-7477 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7477, or through e-mail at tsrhpa@tsrh.org.

Next Steps:

All referrals and applications are reviewed by hospital staff on a case-by-case basis when received. If the child meets the criteria listed above, an appointment will be scheduled and a written notice will be sent to the parents/legally responsible persons, as well as to the referring physician.

Since the hospital’s inception in 1921, TSRHC has treated patients regardless of the family's ability to pay. The hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to continue its mission.

TSRHC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is a member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, American Hospital Association, Texas Hospital Association and Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council.