Transfers and Referrals

For urgent or emergent medical conditions requiring patient transfer and/or referral to the UVA Emergency Department (ED), please call the ED Main Desk at (434) 924-2231. 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. There is an ED physician available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information regarding patient transfers, visit

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