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Transfer a Patient

The UVA Transfer Center

We have made transferring patients to UVA quicker, easier and safer for healthcare providers and patients alike.
Features of our transfer center include:
  • 24/7 access
  • A single point of contact for inpatient transfer services
  • Knowledgeable, trained staff with the medical experience necessary for triaging patients
  • Telemedicine and other resources to help community hospitals keep patients as long as possible
  • An enhanced patient-tracking process
  • Increased efficiency that focuses on patient safety and quality of care

To Transfer a Patient

Call the UVA Transfer Center at 844.XFERUVA (844.933.7882to speak with an experienced medic, who will connect you directly to the appropriate UVA physician via conference call.

Information Needed for a Transfer

Expedite the transfer. Have this info ready when you call:

  • Demographic information, including patient name, date of birth, insurance and residency info
  • Diagnosis and medical status, including patient's:
    • Recent and planned surgeries
    • Co-morbidities
    • Tests you will send us
    • Current medications, IVs, oxygen requirements, isolation status
    • Temperature
    • Respiratory rate
    • White blood cell count
    • Heart rate
  • Patient history, including admit date to your facility, discharge summary noting every transfer, reason for transfer, unit location at referring facility (ED, ICU, other)
  • Your contact information
  • The medical service you are requesting
  • Current location of patient
In addition, we would appreciate that you provide and upload to Epic:
  • A discharge summary
  • All operation/procedure notes
  • Any relevant imaging scans

Bed Availability

We will call when a bed is available.

We commit to communicate daily with the transferring hospital until a bed is available, making every effort to accept patients as quickly as possible and assisting with transport, as needed.

We will save all information in the patient’s Epic chart once the transfer is confirmed.

Emergency & Routine Transport

Find out how to transport your patient to UVA Medical Center.

Problems? Questions?

Having issues with a transfer?

Contact the Physician Liaison team.

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