Refer a Patient
Refer a Patient
When requesting an inpatient transfer, please anticipate the following from the Transfer Center:
- Information gathering: patient name, date of birth, referring hospital name, referring physician name, contact information, insurance information and reason for referral
- Connection to the appropriate attending physician in specified service line
- Bed reservation for accepted patients
- Assistance to arrange transportation
- Patient transfer checklist (send the following along with the patient):
- History and physical
- Progress notes
- Consult notes
- Medication list
- Results from all studies, imaging, and labs performed during care
- For registration purposes, please fax the patient’s face sheet to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Transfer Center at 717-531-0125.
Other services for referring physicians
- Conditions and health care services: Learn about the breadth of services we offer and the conditions we treat.
- Find a location: Find a location based on your patient’s needs and location.
- Telephonic Psychiatric Services (TiPs): Remote guidance to primary care providers in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, via the telephone.
Penn State Provider Portal is a free, online portal that provides real-time access to information for patients you have referred to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group. To request access for your practice site please contact our Physician Liaisons:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children’s Hospital Directory of Programs and Services is available. Request a copy or additional copies for your office here.
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