Jefferson University Hospitals

Preparing for Your Visit

As a patient or family member you have the right to request a transfer to another hospital to ensure you or your loved one receive the most comprehensive care.

The following steps are needed to transfer to Jefferson:

  • Ask your physician to call the Jefferson Transfer Center at 1-800-JEFF-121 (1-800-533-3121).
  • You or an authorized family member will be asked to sign an EMTALA-complaint Transfer Form (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act). The purpose of this form is to guarantee the benefits of the transfer outweigh the risks.
  • Our highly-skilled JeffSTAT Critical Care Transport Team are dispatched immediately to ensure a rapid and safe transport by air or ground to Jefferson.
  • Once the transfer is complete, loved ones can call 215-955-6000 and ask to be connected to the patient’s unit for a status update.