Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia

The most amazing care. Anywhere.

Shriners International founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. The organization, which began as one hospital, is now a world-renowned health care system with locations in three countries. The fraternity continues to support this unique health care system.

Our members are part owners of the hospital system and key contributors towards improving the lives of children across the world. At Kena Shriners we are focused on raising funds and providing support for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia. Our Kena Shepherds transport patients from the Northern Virginia area to the hospital on a regular basis.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a unique health care system with a reputation for finding answers and giving families hope. At our locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, children receive specialized care and rehabilitation for congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions, acute burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and cleft palate, and neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injuries, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to conducting high-quality, innovative research in the areas of burns, orthopaedic/musculoskeletal and neurological injury, and disease in order to improve the care and quality of life of children with these conditions and challenges.

Since opening our first hospital in 1922, the health care system has improved the lives of more than 1.4 million children.​

With locations in 22 cities and outreach clinics across the country, finding care is easy. If you know of a child that can use our help, refer them to us today.

To refer a patient

Shriners Hospitals for Children is here to help! Our health care system offers care for a wide range of pediatric specialties. You may contact us directly to request an appointment or, your child may be referred by their pediatrician or primary care physician. Please note that although Shriners Hospitals for Children does not require a physician referral, some insurance companies may. Additionally, some insurers may have specific requirements for certain types of medical care.

To request an appointment, please contact us at one of the following phone numbers, based on your location, or complete the form below and email it to or fax to 813-200-2782. A representative will contact you within 5-7 business days.

(From the United States, all U.S. territories and all countries): 800-237-5055

(From Canada): 800-361-7256

New Patient Referral Form - English

Referencia de Paciente Nuevo (Español)

Referência de Paciente Novo (Portugués)

Référence pour un Nouveau Patient (Français)

The sooner a child with burn injuries reaches a Shriners Hospitals for Children facility that specializes in burn treatment, the better the chances of recovery. In an emergency, the referring physician treating a child with burn injuries should telephone the chief of staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston or Sacramento and indicate that there is a patient needing emergency burn care. The telephone numbers for emergency admissions to Shriners Hospitals for Children facilities specializing in burn treatment are:

Boston 800-255-1916

Cincinnati 800-875-8580

Galveston 409-770-6773

Sacramento 916-453-2111

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Through the generosity of donors like you, we've been able to help more than 1.4 million children reach their potential and lead more fulfilling lives, regardless of the families' ability to pay.