Rheumatology Referrals

To refer to CHOC Specialists Rheumatology:

View Referral Guidelines

We’ve developed these referral guidelines to guide you through the process of referring to CHOC Rheumatology.  Please follow the instructions provided in the guidelines to ensure qualification and appropriate process in referring your patient.

Our highly experienced, board-certified rheumatologists provide innovative and efficient care to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

We commonly treat:

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) (Oligo/Pauciarticular JIA, Polyarticular JIA, Systemic Onset JIA)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Chronic Iritis/Iridocyclitis
  • ANCA-associated vasculitis
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Hypermobility-associated musculoskeletal pain

Services offered include:

  • Ongoing management of patients with above conditions
  • CCS team, including Physicians, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker, RN Case Manager
  • Outpatient infusions for pulse steroids, IVIg, cyclophosphamide, biologic agents
  • Combined clinic with Pulmonologist for management of pulmonary complications of autoimmune disorders
  • Joint injections with moderate (or PICU-assisted deep) sedation in outpatient unit
  • Serial casting for joint contractures
  • Injectable medication teaching

Specialty Care Physician Concierge Service

To connect with a physician concierge representative, call 714-509-4013, or pingmd@cs concierge.
Our physician concierge service expedites provider-to-provider* communication with CHOC specialists.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Also assists with:

  • Urgent patient referrals requiring provider-to-provider communication
  • Access issues for urgent appointments
  • Scheduling concerns or inquiries
  • Access to specialists, “doctor of the day” or specialty division staff

For all other questions regarding referrals, please contact Physician Relations at 714-509-4291.

* Medical providers only, as clinical information will be discussed.