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Transfer Center

At the Beth Israel Deaconess Transfer Center, specially trained registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to coordinate acute inter-facility transfers.

Inpatient to Inpatient Transfers


ED to ED Transfers


Cardiology Transfers

617-CAR-DIAC (617-227-3422)

Psychiatry Admissions


Direct admit from physician's office or clinic


Transfer Process

When calling the Transfer Center, the following information will be requested: 

  • Referring hospital name and phone
  • Referring physician name and contact numbers
  • Patient name, age, diagnosis, and type of specialty care or service requested
  • Clinical status of the patient
  • BIDMC attending physician or designee will determine the patient's transfer status.
  • The patient's transfer plan will be determined at the conclusion of the three-way call between the referring and BIDMC providers, and the Transfer Center nurse.
  • The Transfer Center nurse will facilitate all components of the patient's urgent/emergent admission process.
  • Regular updates will be provided by the Transfer Center nurse at pre-designated intervals and upon request.

Contact Information

Admissions Department
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215