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VMFH Patient Transfer Centers

VMFH Transfer Center

The Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Transfer Center is your trusted and reliable partner to seamlessly connect your patients to our network of world-class care teams, 24/7.

Call 1-866-341-VMFH (1-866-341-8634) and then select "1" for Virginia Mason Medical Center or "2" for all other hospitals).

To transfer emergent acute stroke patients (<24 hours from stroke symptom onset) to Virginia Mason Medical Center, please dial 844-220-4673.

In order to transfer a patient, we will need the following information:

  • Referring provider’s name, contact number, and facility
  • Patient’s demographic information, diagnosis, requested level of care needed, and medical specialty requested

Our Transfer Center is staffed around the clock by highly-skilled registered nurses who will:

  • Facilitate the necessary physician consults to assess patient condition and coordinate a safe care handoff
  • Collect and document clinical information and prepare to receive the patient
  • Facilitate the electronic transfer of images
  • Keep you informed of the status of your transfer request