UI Admission & Transfer Center

The UI Admission & Transfer Center is your source when you need to transfer a patient to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Please contact us at 866-890-5969 when you need to:

  • Transfer a patient from your emergency department to UI Hospitals and Clinics for an inpatient stay
  • Transfer a patient from your hospital inpatient bed to a UI Hospitals and Clinics inpatient bed

The registered nurses in the Admission & Transfer Center will:

  • Triage your call to the appropriate UI Hospitals and Clinics physician
  • Complete the details necessary for admission, including any paperwork and medical documents from your facility to UI Hospitals and Clinics
  • Coordinate nursing unit and bed arrangements for the patient

Outside facilities can help ensure patient identification by faxing the patient's demographics or face sheet immediately to: 319-467-5546. 

Our goals are to:

  • Provide comprehensive service for physicians wishing to access UI Hospitals and Clinics services
  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to quickly evaluate transfers
  • Expedite appropriate patient transfers
  • Limit potential financial liability on the part of patients and their families

How to Transfer a Patient Webinar

Watch the step by step UI Transfer Center webinar that explains how to transfer a patient to the University of Iowa.