Referrals & Transfers

The Hartford HealthCare Transfer Center connects patients to the right care at the right place and the right time with a single phone call at 860.972.1233.

For providers

Hartford HealthCare’s distinguished network of hospitals and providers, including LifeStar, is at your fingertips. Every call is answered by an experienced R.N. who understands your patients’ needs and will initiate the appropriate transfer quickly and efficiently.

Note: If you are a provider and have a patient that needs an ECMO consult, follow this link.

When you call please be ready to provide:

  • Referring hospital name and phone number
  • Referring physician name and number
  • Patient name, age, diagnosis, and type of specialty care or service requested.
  • Insurance, eligibility, and authorization for transfer. (Note: This verification is waived for patients who meet EMTALA criteria)

Call: 860.972.1233

Emergent, non-emergency and behavioral health transfers for:

For patients and families

If you are a patient or family member considering a transfer to a Hartford HealthCare hospital, please speak to your provider or call us for more information.

Call: 860.972.1233

For emergent and non-emergency transfers call


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