New referral guidelines are now available from Seattle Children’s Neurosciences Center, along with new resources to help manage patients with tic and headache in primary care.

The current wait time for new patients with non-urgent headache or tic is about 3 months. As Seattle Children’s continues its effort to improve access to specialty care for children who most need it, the headache and tic resources from Neurosciences are intended to help patients with these conditions find appropriate care with their primary physician and avoid the longer waits to see a specialist.

Please visit the Neurosciences “Refer a Patient” webpage.    

New resources for PCPs include:

Resources that PCPs may want to share with their tic and headache patients are found on our Neurosciences Patient and Family Resources page.

Related: “Childhood Tics: Will My Child Outgrow Them or Is It Something More?” with Seattle Children’s neurologist Dararat Mingbunjerdsuk, MD (On the Pulse, March 3, 2020)