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Consultations & Transfers

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    Dedicated, Physician-Only Telephone Line

    Call 877-937-PENN (7366)

    Penn's dedicated physician-only telephone line offers direct access to a special call center reserved for medical professionals to facilitate patient consults, appointments, referrals, and transfers to Penn Medicine hospitals. The physician-to-physician phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Learn more about the dedicated physician line

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    Penn Transfer Center

    The Penn Transfer Center is a single point of contact for referring physicians and their staff to transfer patients to Penn Medicine from another health care facility. One call provides access to:

    • Clinical triage
    • Pre-certification
    • Bed identification
    • Transfer preparations
    • Inter-facility transport, including PennSTAR Flight Program
    • Regular patient updates

    Learn more about the Penn Transfer Center

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    Physician Liaison Program

    Questions, concerns or feedback about referrals or the referral process can be addressed to the physician liaison program at Penn Medicine. Dedicated to specific service lines, the physician liaisons offer a complete resource and connection to all clinical programs at Penn Medicine for referring physicians and their office staff, as well as coordinate educational programs.

    Learn more about the physician liaison program

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    Penn E-lert® eICU

    Penn E-lert® eICU is a state-of-the-art electronic intensive care unit that provides an additional layer of expert medical and nursing support for critically ill patients located at:

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Pennsylvania Hospital

    In addition, Penn E-lert® eICU also monitors several long-term acute care (LTACH) patients at the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse.

    Learn more about Penn E-lert® eICU