Transfers and Referrals

Transfers and Referrals


Any physician may refer patients to a UVA physician via "UVA Physician Direct". This referral hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UVA Physician Direct: 1-800-552-3723

For urgent or emergent medical conditions requiring patient transfer to the Emergency Department (ED), please call the ED Main Desk at (434) 924-2231. A UVA ED physician is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ALL patient cases transferred to the ED MUST be discussed with the attending-on-duty prior to transport, in adherence to EMTALA guidelines. With rare exceptions, hospital inpatients cannot be transferred to the ED.

To speak to a UVA Physician regarding transferring an inpatient or a patient admission, please call the "Transfers and Admissions" line. This is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Transfers and Admissions: 1-866-TO-ADMIT or 1-866-862-3642

To speak to a subspecialty physician regarding a transfer please call the UVA operator at (434) 924-0000 and ask for the physician on-call.

We look forward to helping you serve our community!