How to Transfer or Transport a Patient

Referring physicians can transfer or transport a patient with one call to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Access Line: 1-877-MGH-8988 (1-877-644-8988)

  • Pediatric Access Line: 1-877-644-8988

Emergent Transfers

Emergent transfers for both the Neonatal and the Pediatric patient are facilitated by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit respectively. The Access Line can seamlessly connect you to the intensive care unit you choose. Access to our Emergency Department is possible by pressing option 4. The ER Access Nurse will start the referral process and connect you to our Pediatric ER Attending.

Transferring the Stable Patient

Our access line will also facilitate the transfer of the stable patient. The 3rd option in the menu will connect you to a pediatric transfer specialist. The transfer specialist will connect you to the admitting Hospitalist for acceptance. This Access Line enables you to transfer your patient through the use of one phone call.

24-Hour Access to Pediatric Specialist

Our Neonatal and Pediatric Transport programs provide 24-hour access to both the NICU and PICU. Special Services available in the intensive care units include nitric oxide, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and a full complement of pediatric surgical specialties.

Boston MedFlight

We also coordinate trauma and other emergent transports with Boston MedFlight providing helicopter services from all over central New England directly to the helipad at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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