Capacity Management

The Transfer Center is part of the Capacity Command Center, which was created to improve access to care for the community and improve our ability to place the right patient in the right bed with the right resources at the right time.

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center at Cedars-Sinai coordinates an average of 200 transfers each month to provide specialized care for our community physicians and their patients who need additional tertiary clinical support.

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Level I Trauma Center

Cedars-Sinai is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As a Level I trauma center, we are the largest hospital in the Los Angeles region and are dedicated to providing the highest-quality care available to everyone in the community, including the underserved.

Capacity Command Center

Setting the Standard for Care

We offer some of the region's most advanced facilities and equipment, and are home to thousands of physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals—including many who are leaders in their field. Patients have access to world-class diagnostics, procedures and therapies.

Transfer options for patients is available 24/7. We’re here for your patients when you need us.

Requesting a Transfer to Cedars-Sinai

Our Transfer Center is available 24/7 and is staffed by experts in critical care. Your calls and messages are answered by Intensive Care Unit nurses or other highly qualified professionals. Every case is coordinated with speed and efficiency, based on availability of resources and hierarchy of need.

Emergent Transfers

We accept medical transfers for major traumas, including stroke, STEMI (heart attack) and all EMTALA (emergency transfer) situations.

Non-emergent Transfers

Transfers of inpatients with worsening status requiring escalating care. This includes transplant, neurosurgical and cancer patients.

Physician-referred Transfers

Transfers from other facilities for rare or challenging conditions requiring advanced care, such as complex fracture or spine surgery.

For all Emergent and EMTALA cases call 310-423-2400. For non-emergent and physician-referred transfers, please complete the form below.

Events & Awareness

Our transfer team is ready to assist. Please reach out to us if you have a patient in need.

Medical Professionals

If you are a medical professional wishing to refer a patient, you can find more information by clicking on the button below. You'll be able to search for doctors in specific specialties as well as events and ways to apply to become an allied healthcare provider. 

Available 24/7

Call us at your convenience or send us a message and we will reply promptly.