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Referring Physicians

The transfer-of-care process for referring physicians is seamless with the Doctor Access Line: 866.684.FAST (3278).

Transfer-of-Care Process

Step 1. The Access Center RN staffing this center 24/7 receives calls from:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Clinics

Step 2. The Access Center RN:

  • Collects initial patient information
  • Pages the on-call physician for requested service
  • Determines clinical reason for transfer
  • Arranges physician-to-physician contact

Step 3. With everyone on the call, we:

  • Secure a bed
  • Ask the sending hospital to fax demographic sheet and any necessary paperwork
  • Obtain orders
  • Provide the patient room number