Transferring a patient to another Penn Medicine hospital takes just one phone call.
The Penn Medicine Transfer Center serves as a single point of contact for clinical triage, precertification, bed identification, transfer preparations, inter-facility transport (including PennSTAR) and regular patient updates.
LG Health providers may reach the transfer center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 877-937-PENN (7366).
The center’s staff directly connects LG Health providers with the Penn accepting provider and necessary teams. Patients are triaged to all three downtown hospitals based on patient history, services at each entity and bed availability.
The accepting provider identifies priority of transfer, level of care and destination within the hospital. The sending and receiving provider determine transportation mode (ground or flight).
Visit the Transfer Center page for more information.