A referral must be made by the physician or advanced practice nurse (APN) directly to a PAWS staff member. The PAWS staff will obtain information over the phone to screen the needs of the patient. We may be able to see the patient the same day depending on scheduling availability and sedation needs, otherwise the appointment will be made for the following day. During the phone screening, if the child is determined to not be a PAWS candidate, he/she may be directed to our Emergency Unit for care.
The required paperwork, listed below, must be faxed to the PAWS department prior to the child being seen. Fax number: 314.454.2744
- Demographic information (including a current phone number)
- Insurance information
- Last clinical note stating “Consult to PAWS”