Call UPMC in Central Pa. Transfer Center for assistance with:
This process applies to admission at all seven UPMC in Central Pa. Hospitals (Carlisle, Community Osteopathic, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lititz, Memorial, West Shore).
We help with arrangements for patient direct admissions, hospital-to-hospital transfers, outpatients needing admission (GI/endoscopy suite, IR, short stay units, cath lab). The Transfer Center also assists with outpatient scheduling for patients coming to UPMC Emergency Department Observation Unit for procedures like PICC placement, blood transfusions, and infusions.
You have a reliable and immediate point of contact – no transfers between departments and no waiting on hold. You get answers quickly, receiving real-time decisions on patient acceptance and placement. You are connected to an accepting or consulting provider on a 3-way conference call with recording capability for safe and efficient patient ﬂow.
You will call 717-988-2337, where you will be connected with a member of our patient placement operations team. They will gather the following information, which you should have readily available:
You will be connected with a hospital provider, and after a brief discussion and case review, recommendations will be made on acceptance versus other care plans.
By calling 717-988-2337, you will be connected with the Transfer Center, which will collaborate with you to determine the most appropriate physician for your patient's clinical diagnosis and level of care. You do not need to know the name of a physician at UPMC in Central Pa. in order to refer a patient.
Most stable patients with a clear diagnosis and treatment plan are eligible for direct admission. By calling 717-988-2337, you will receive guidance through collaboration with one of UPMC's providers. Patients with questionable stability may be appropriate for direct admission after said discussion occurs. If it is determined that the patient does not require inpatient or observational hospitalization, he/she may be referred to an outpatient facility or the emergency department rather than direct admission to UPMC in central Pa.
717-988-BEDS. Remember, one call, that's all!
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