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Need help getting a patient to the right location for care? The IU Health Transfer Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help physicians transfer patients to any IU Health hospital. 

Affiliated with two Level I Trauma Centers – IU Health Methodist Hospital and the state’s only pediatric Level I Trauma hospital – Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, you and your patients can be confident you are accessing skilled clinical teams and state-of-the-art treatment.

Transfers can be arranged from any site or facility – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Transfers coordinated with IU Health LifeLine, Indiana's first and only air and ground transport service affiliated with the states leading medical school will provide faster access for your patients to the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. 

Specially trained nurses at the transfer center can:

  • Connect you with an IU Health specialist and facilitate a conference call to determine a preliminary clinical evaluation and begin a transfer
  • Send the 24/7 Transfer checklist to your facility
  • Help with any needed patient transportation
  • Provide a patient’s transfer status as needed

Schedule a Transfer

877.247.1177 and 317.963.3330

Fax a Face Sheet317.968.1000

Ensure continuity of care by sending the following information with the transport team:

  • All medical records, including the Emergency Department Record, if applicable
  • All diagnostic studies
  • Upload radiologic studies via the IU Health Radiology Cloud whenever possible
  • If not part of the IU Health Radiology Cloud, please send a CD of all imaging studies. (IU Health facilities on Cerner do not need to forward hard copies)
  • Medication records
  • Old medical records
  • Advanced directives form
  • Signed Release of Information form
  • Any additional information that will help with patient care, including information on special needs

Send Information

Fax a Face Sheet317.968.1000

Ensure continuity of care by sending the following information with the transport team:

  • All medical records, including the Emergency Department Record, if applicable
  • All diagnostic studies
  • Upload radiologic studies via the IU Health Radiology Cloud whenever possible
  • If not part of the IU Health Radiology Cloud, please send a CD of all imaging studies. (IU Health facilities on Cerner do not need to forward hard copies)
  • Medication records
  • Old medical records
  • Advanced directives form
  • Signed Release of Information form
  • Any additional information that will help with patient care, including information on special needs

Thank you for sending your patient to IU Health. If you have questions, please contact IU Health 24/7 Transfer Center at the number listed below.

Phone: 877.247.1177

Contact Us

Thank you for sending your patient to IU Health. If you have questions, please contact IU Health 24/7 Transfer Center at the number listed below.

Phone: 877.247.1177