The following two tools are provided to facilitate the transfer of patients to hospitals at Partners HealthCare. If you're looking for information about patient referrals, please visit our patient referrals page.
MDConnect: 1-877-MD-REFER (1-877-637-3337)
MDConnect is a unique service which provides around-the-clock, comprehensive inter-facility transfer and transport of inpatients to Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
The purpose of MDConnect is to provide physicians the ability to transfer an inpatient to any service at either BWH or MGH with one phone call, In addition, MDConnect enhances communication between referring physicians in the community and receiving physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while improving care during transport by providing specially equipped and staffed critical care ambulances.
If your patient is an inpatient at another facility, you may also be interested in our Safe Patient Transport program.
Here is the process for referring physicians to transfer a patient:
- Call MD Connect at 1-877-MD-REFER (1-877-637-3337) and tell us which of our hospitals you would prefer to transfer your patient to. If you have no preference, we can facilitate and expedite transfer of your patient to either Massachusetts General Hospital or Brigham and Women's Hospital.
- Talk directly to an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Massachusetts General Hospital. After providing pertinent medical data to our transfer coordinators, either stay on the line or return to your patient and our attending physician will call you back promptly.
- Decide if you would like MDConnect to handle ambulance transport. Simply tell our transfer coordinators that you would like MDConnect to manage transportation to Boston, and we will make the arrangements.
Safe Patient Transport
Is Your Patient Traveling to a Partners Facility Today?
The Safe Patient Transport (SPT) program supports the primary aim of making the hand-off of patients safer and the transfer of patient information more efficient and effective between the primary care team (sending facility) and the temporary care team (Partners receiving site) for ALL SAME DAY appointments, tests, and procedures.
Learn more about the Safe Patient Transport program.
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