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Medical Staff Credentialing

Medical Staff Credentialing

Thank you for your interest in joining Texas Children’s Hospital and our mission of creating a healthier future for children and women. We are committed to ensuring quality patient care by applying verification practices in accordance to Texas Children’s Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, Joint Commission (JC) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) during our Medical Staff appointment/reappointment process.

JP McGovern Bldg
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Ste. 34L
Houston, TX 77021
Phone: 832-824-2296
Fax: 832-825-0305
credentialing@texaschildrens.org


Texas Children’s Medical Staff is comprised of the following:

Physicians

Medical Staff - all physicians, dentists, psychologists and podiatrists who are privileged to admit and/or attend patients at the Hospital.  Members of the Medical Staff with adjunct privileges are considered members of the Medical Staff; however, they do not have the rights afforded to other members of the Medical Staff set forth in Article IX and X of the Bylaws.

  • Medical Doctors
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

Advanced Practice Provider - practitioner affiliated with the Medical Staff for purposes of providing clinical services, consulting, teaching or other functions deemed necessary by the Medical Staff.  Advanced Practice Providers must be sponsored by a member of the Medical Staff.  Advanced Practice Providers may include individuals who practice independently within the scope of their licensure and are authorized to perform clinical service in a field allied to medicine but who do not hold a license to practice medicine, dentistry, psychology or podiatry.  Advanced Practice Providers are governed by the Medical Staff Non-Physician Practitioner Credentialing Policy and Procedure.

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (CNNP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C)

Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

Allied Health Professional - (i) a dependent practitioner not employed by the Hospital, or (ii) a physician assistant employed by the Hospital, each of whom has been credentialed and approved to assist a member of the Medical Staff with the care and treatment of his/her patients.  The AHP shall be under the supervision of a member of the Medical Staff who shall serve as the AHP's sponsor and retain full responsibility for his/her acts.  Dependent AHPs who are employed by the Hospital shall provide services in accordance with the policies of the Hospital, including the Human Resources Department.

  • Licensed Surgical Assistant (LSA)
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Application Process

To begin the credentialing process, please email your request for an application to credentialing@texaschildrens.orgor call the Credentialing office at (832) 824-2296.

Please include the following information with your request:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name (if applicable)
  • Last Name
  • Credentials/License
  • Date of Birth
  • Specialty Privilege Requesting
  • Personal Email Address
  • Credentialing Contact’s Name, Phone Number, & Email address (must be different from practitioner)

Send your completed, signed and dated application with attachments to:

Texas Children’s Hospital
Centralized Credentialing Office
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Ste 34-L
Houston, TX 77021

Verifications


Hospital Privilege Verification

Verification Portal

This website represents current practitioner status information and is maintained by the Texas Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Office. All information contained in the database is secure and cannot be altered by outside parties.

When requesting information, you will be asked to enter your name and contact information as well as the Last Name and Birth Date of the provider. A list of providers matching the inserted criteria, including the provider’s specialty, will then be displayed. If there is more than one provider who matches these criteria, simply select the provider who has the matching specialty you are looking for.

In response to this request for providers in ‘good standing’, a file quality letter will be displayed with the Name, Appointment Date, Reappointment Date, Department, Specialty, and Staff Status.


Residency/Fellowship Verification

Requests to verify a GME resident’s or fellow’s training at Texas Children’s Hospital are processed by the Medical Staff Services Office. Please contact the office directly with your verification inquiries to GME@texaschildrens.org.