Referral Guidelines - Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment - CHOP | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Referral Guidelines

Our staff is here to assist you in providing the best care for your patients. To discuss a potential referral, schedule a comprehensive prenatal evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376). Our fetal specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Information we will ask for:

Referring physician/healthcare provider


We recognize this is a very stressful time for families facing an uncertain prenatal diagnosis and prognosis. We strive to schedule all patients as expeditiously as possible. If you feel a patient needs to be seen more urgently, let us know and we will work with you.

What happens next:

You can direct patients to online resources written specifically for families considering treatment at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, including our approach to care, about our services and explanations about specific fetal diagnoses and treatment options. 

These pages explain everything in easy-to-understand language for families and many are also available in Spanish (en Español). Feel free to print out selected resources to share with your patients. 

After the visit

One of our maternal-fetal medicine specialists or reproductive geneticists will contact you within 24 hours of your patient’s visit to discuss results of diagnostic tests and counseling session. Within 48 hours, a consultation report will also be faxed to you.

Insurance and financial matters

Our Center’s team is experienced in working with many insurance plans to facilitate care for families who seek our services. We also have resources available to assist families with travel-related and other expenses. We are always happy to discuss individual situations and needs.

Contact us

For more information, call 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376) or use our online contact form. We look forward to working with you and your patients. 

  • Print
  • Share

Contact Us

Physician Tool Kits

For information about two of the most common diagnoses we treat, see our physician tool kits on:

If you'd like to suggest additional tool kits, call us at 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376) or use our online contact form.