Transferring a Patient

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to ensuring that physicians have a smooth and convenient experience when transferring a patient.

Transfer With One Call

The Children’s Transfer Center will arrange for the acceptance and admission of your patient with just one phone call. To transfer a patient 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
  • Call locally: 404-785-7778 or 888-785-7778 
  • Fax: 404-785-7779

Whether your patient is being transferred from an emergency department or other inpatient facility, a specialized registered nurse will assist you with:

  • Locating a physician
  • Coordinating ground or air transportation for your patient
  • Arranging for a bed with the appropriate level of care to be ready upon arrival
  • Initiating registration paperwork, including financial information and pre-certification
  • Inpatient transfer and agreement form for inter-facility transfers
  • Admission request form for direct admissions from the Children's on-staff physicians

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Children's Transfer Center Transfer Patients to All of the Children's Hospital Campuses?

      Yes, the Children's Transfer Center transfers patients to all three of the Children's hospital campuses: Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite.

  • If I Am Not Certain the Patient Needs to be Transferred and Wish to Consult with a Pediatric Specialist, Should I Call the Children's Transfer Center?
      Yes, a registered nurse at the Children's Transfer Center will coordinate this call.
  • Do I Schedule Outpatient Diagnostics or Testing for My Patient through the Children's Transfer Center?

      No, the Children's Transfer Center only coordinates patient transfers for inpatient admission or patients transferring to the Emergency Department.

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