Your Child's Neurology Appointment

Consultations and second opinions

To request a second opinion or to transfer your care to the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, please forward the following information to us:

  • Complete this intake form (this is a fillable PDF; it can be downloaded to your computer, completed, saved and emailed to us).
  • Request all previous neurology office visits, relevant tests, and lab results from current and past providers.
  • All documents can be sent to us by fax, mail or email:
    • Fax: 215-590-1771, Attention: Second Opinion (please use mail if more than 25 pages)
    • Mail: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
      Division of Neurology
      Attention: Second Opinion
      3401 Civic Center Blvd.
      Philadelphia, PA 19104  
    • Email: neurosecondopinion@chop.edu

Once we receive the completed form and your child’s medical records, we will review all reports and contact you to schedule an appointment.

Preparing for your child's appointment

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment to check-in. Please note, if you are 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.

Please remember to bring the following to your child's appointment:

  • Insurance card
  • A referral and co-pay, if required by your insurance

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia participates with most of the major local insurance companies. To confirm that we participate with your insurance carrier, please contact a Neurology representative at 215-590-1719.

If you have an out-of-network insurance, your visit will require an authorization or you will be responsible for payment of services. Please have your primary care physician contact your insurance company to obtain an authorization.

If you have been instructed to send records or paperwork prior to your child’s appointment, you may send it directly to the location where your child’s appointment is scheduled. If you’re unsure of where to send paperwork or have any questions about your child’s appointment, please call our main number.

Neurology fax numbers:

  • Main Campus: 215-590-1771
  • Bucks: 215-590-6942
  • Exton: 215-590-0773
  • Chadds Ford: 267-426-1289
  • Princeton: 215-590-7790

Directions, parking and arrival

If you need directions to one of our Children's Hospital locations, please visit our Visitor Resources section to find maps, parking information and more. 

If your appointment is at the Main Building, please park in the Wood Center Garage located off of Civic Center Boulevard. A security officer will be at the parking garage entrance if you have any questions. Take the Wood Center elevators to the 6th floor and follow the signs to Neurology or EEG. Please bring your parking ticket with you so it can be validated after your appointment.

Checking in

When you arrive in the Neurology reception area, check in with the desk staff. At check-in, new patients will be asked to complete a patient history form. After you check in, a medical assistant will take your child’s vital signs and will escort you to an exam room.

During your appointment

Your appointment may be scheduled with a fellow physician, certified nurse practitioner or attending physician. An attending physician will always visit with you and review the established care plan even if you are scheduled with a fellow physician or certified nurse practitioner.

Everything will be explained to you and your child before it happens. The clinicians will review your child’s medical history with you and examine your child.

Checking out

After your appointment, proceed to the front desk to check out and schedule your follow-up appointment. Follow-up appointments can also be made by calling 215-590-1719.