Regional Perinatal Center

Transferring Patients

(800) NYP-STAT / (800) 697-7828
The NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Access Transfer Center will coordinate your patient's transfer to the tertiary services available at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. To arrange for the transfer of a patient, call the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Physician Access Transfer Center at (800) NYP-STAT.

Required Information
The following information requested must be provided by the patient's attending physician of record:

  • Patient's name, date of birth and weight
  • Patient's primary diagnosis/required service
  • Requested campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia or NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
  • Name and phone number of sending physician
  • Name of sending hospital and phone number of nursing unit
  • Patient's status
  • Current condition
  • Desired time for transfer
  • Plan of care

Fax patient demographic information to (212) 746-8737.

24/7 Coordination
Day or night, your call will be answered by the Pediatric/Neonatal/OB Transfer Nurse Coordinator who will gather the pertinent information necessary to initiate the hospital-to-hospital patient transfer process.

Fast Access to a Specialty Physician
Our Transfer Nurse Coordinators will connect you to the appropriate NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physician to discuss the patient case and determine clinical appropriateness for transfer.

Streamlined Transfers
Upon mutual physician approval, our Transfer Nurse Coordinators will expedite your patient's transfer by:

  • Triaging the patient to the appropriate unit at the requested campus
  • Coordinating assignment of the hospital bed as well as other administrative matters with the Admitting Department at requested campus
  • Facilitating communication between medical and nursing staff of the transferring hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


EMS Transport
Whenever possible, transport of your patient will be coordinated through NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s EMS, which has ambulances stationed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell campuses.

To better serve the Westchester County and Hudson Valley regions, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also has an ALS ambulance stationed at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Westchester, providing pediatric, neonatal, and adult transport. The appropriate level of EMS transportation is determined in consultation with the transferring and accepting physicians, and NewYork-Presbyterian’s highly trained transfer team.

Ongoing Follow-Up
Our Transfer Nurse Coordinators will keep you informed of your patient's status throughout the transfer process. They are available 24/7 to answer questions regarding the transfer process such as: name of accepting physician, physician contact information, accepting nursing unit, and patient arrival time.