Transfer a Patient

The Transfer Center is open 24-hours daily to coordinate the transfer of patients to UCSF Medical Center. The center can help you access our doctors, nurses, financial counselors, case managers, social workers and other members of our team. We evaluate the needs of each patient to ensure that appropriate care is provided.

Every year, we help facilitate the transfer of more than 2,500 patients, including women with high-risk pregnancies. About 10 percent of our hospital patients are admitted through the Transfer Center.

When your patient is discharged, the Transfer Center will facilitate the transfer of your patient back to your hospital or practice. We also will provide referrals and other information for continuum of care, if your patient requires services not offered at your facility.

To transfer a patient, please call (415) 353-9166.

Transfer Center
UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143

Access Center

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and the Center for Mothers and Newborns have streamlined the process for transferring, transporting and admitting maternal, neonatal and pediatric patients. Call the toll-free number for the Access Center to refer, transport and transfer patients.

Phone: (877) UC-CHILD or (877) 822-4453

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Transfer Center
Phone: (415) 353-9166
Fax: (415) 353-9172

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Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395

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