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Insurance Information for Your Child's Surgery or Procedure

Your child has been scheduled for surgery or a procedure. Many insurance companies require referral or pre-certification information. Please contact your insurance company and primary care physician as soon as possible. When you speak to your insurance company, you will need the following information:

  • Diagnosis and ICD9 code
  • Surgical procedure
  • Type of admission
  • Estimated length of stay
  • Specialist's name and phone number

If you have insurance-related questions, please call Pediatric Admission Services at (773) 702-6234 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, before you arrive. If further information is needed, please call your surgeon's office.

If your address or phone number changes, please contact your surgeon's office with your new contact information. Your child's surgeon must have current information in order to be able to contact you.