Stanford Transfer Center

The Transfer Center serves as a gateway for requests from other facilities. Staffed by communications specialists and registered nurses, the Transfer Center triages requests made by physicians wishing to transfer a patient to Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

The goals of the Stanford Transfer Center are:

  • To provide "one stop shopping" for physicians wishing to access Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford's services.
  • To ensure appropriate utilization of resources.
  • To use a multidisciplinary approach, coordinating with physicians, Transfer Center staff, case managers and financial counselors.
  • To explore the benefits of bringing a patient in to Stanford or Lucile Packard Children's Hospital from an outlying facility.
  • To expedite patient transfers.
  • To limit potential financial liability on the part of patients and their families.

Communication Center

The Communications Center is open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day to take calls related to patient transfers.

Contact Us

Phone: 1-800-800-1551

Fax: 650-723-6505

24 hours - 7 days a week

For Health Care Professionals

Once a transferred patient arrives at Stanford Hospital, the Transfer Center RNs follow up to ensure that the appropriate care has been delivered. When the specialty care plan is completed, the patient is either discharged, or the Transfer Center works with Stanford case managers to arrange return transfer to the sending facility.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-721-3476
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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