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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.