Mercy Kids Connect Phone Line for Physicians

For Direct Admissions, ED Transfers, Referrals, Consultations and Transport.

Call 1-844-MRC-KIDS (672-5437)

Mercy Kids Connect is a single-source physician access phone line that connects providers to the right Mercy resources close-to-home for kids ages 0 to 17. Mercy Kids Connect is facilitated around-the-clock by pediatric-trained nurses to meet providers’ needs across Mercy’s four-state region (Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma).

The program is an extension of inpatient and outpatient care – including specialties –at Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield, Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Physicians can call 1-844-672-5437 to:

  • Admit a patient
  • Transport a pediatric or neonatal patient by ground or air with Mercy Kids Transport Team
  • Transfer a patient to a Mercy Kids Emergency Department in Springfield or St. Louis
  • Refer a patient to a Mercy Kids specialist
  • Consult with a Mercy Kids provider

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