Medical Wish Referral
In the coming weeks, healthcare partners will notice changes to the referral form! These updates will allow medical professionals to search and select the referred child’s referrer and treating medical professional, hospital treatment facility, as well as the best medical contact from a list of those we have worked with in the past. In all circumstances, if you are unable to locate the information using the search feature for each category, we invite you to create a record for future use. If you need assistance with the form, please reach out to a local Make-A-Wish chapter in your area.
Thank you to all the health care professionals who refer their patients to Make-A-Wish®. By referring a child, you help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting every eligible child's wish.
Both medical providers as well as healthcare team members involved in care can refer a child using our online form.
The purpose of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wish of each child older than 2½ years and under 18 years diagnosed with a critical illness currently placing the child’s life in jeopardy.
Please review our Referral Guidance Sheets (see below listing), which describe the medical conditions that typically qualify a child for a wish. There may be medical conditions not described on these sheets which can be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine if criteria is met for eligibility.
GUIDANCE REGARDING ELIGIBILITY WITHIN SUBSPECIALTY DEPARTMENTS
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GUIDANCE REGARDING SPECIFIC HEALTH CONCERNS AFFECTED BY AIR TRAVEL
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® makes every effort to assist our healthcare partners in remaining compliant with HIPAA guidelines. Prior to making contact with the healthcare team, Make-A-Wish works to ensure the family is aware of the inquiry and has agreed to voluntarily be a part of the referral process. The new online Wish & Volunteer Center helps to further ensure privacy by providing a secure, password protected link for the healthcare team to enter medical information. This password is computer generated and is unique to each referral entered.
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