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Transfer a Patient

Urgent Transfers

24 hours a day | 7 days a week
Toll free 877-738-7286

Patient transfer services at the transfer center include a one-call customer service center, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We assist all parties involved with the transfer of urgent admissions to The University of Kansas Health System. Our goal is to streamline the referral and acceptance process, making it less time consuming and more convenient for everyone.

To transfer a patient to The University of Kansas Health System, call toll-free 877-738-7286. Read our transfer center guidelines.

Transferring a patient

When you contact the transfer center, provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Referring physician and/or hospital
  • Your phone number
  • Service needed
  • Patient's name
  • Patient's condition

The emergency technician will:

  • Page The University of Kansas Health System physician on-call for the service requested
  • Facilitate a consultation between you and the health system's attending physician to discuss the patient's condition

If the patient is accepted, the transfer center will:

  • Assist with transportation arrangements if required
  • Coordinate nursing unit and bed arrangements for the patient
  • Facilitate the transmission of necessary paperwork and medical documents from your hospital to The University of Kansas Health System
  • Notify you once the patient arrives at the hospital

Transferring burn patients

To refer a patient or arrange an emergency transfer, call 877-738-7286.

We use American Burn Association guidelines for referrals and transfers to burn centers. You may refer or transfer patients with injuries that include:

  • Partial thickness burns over more than 10 percent of total body surface area
  • Burns involving the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum or major joints
  • Third-degree burns
  • Electrical burns, including lightning injury
  • Chemical burns
  • Inhalation injuries such as smoke or chemical vapor

We also provide care for:

  • Burn injuries in patients with preexisting medical disorders that may complicate management, prolong recovery or affect mortality
  • Patients with burns and trauma, such as fractures, in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality
  • Pediatric burn patients in hospitals without qualified personnel or equipment for the care of children
  • Burn injury patients who require special social, emotional or long-term rehabilitative intervention

Additional resources

Download and print our transfer center flier. For additional forms, brochures and other helpful information, visit our Publications and Resources page.

If you are interested in having your patients seen at The University of Kansas Health System, or to consult with a physician in any department, please call 913-588-5862. Our physicians are also available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.