Transfer Center

Patient Transfers

Barnabas Health Transfer Center facilitates patient transfers with one centralized phone number 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

To transfer a patient, speak with our specially trained nurses at 973.322.8400.

The transfer center coordinates the following:

  • Direct admissions
  • Patients from Primary Stroke Centers needing higher levels of intervention
  • Transplant patients
  • Hospital to hospital transfers

Use the Barnabas Health Transfer Center for:


  • The Transfer Center is staffed by nurses with a multidisciplinary background including critical care, emergency medicine and case management

The Barnabas Health Transfer Center

  • Saves time and streamlines the patient transfer process for referring physicians
  • Automatically accepts acute, critical transfer without requiring pre-certification
  • Coordinates physician communication prior to the patient’s transfer
  • Locates an accepting physician
  • Dispatches transportation
  • Arranges for a bed in the appropriate level of care that will be ready when the patient arrives
  • Facilitates non-emergent/family requests to transfer a loved one to a RWJBarnabas Health facility after insurance preauthorization (Monday – Friday) is obtained by the sending facility
  • Obtains a face sheet from the sending facility and coordinate pre-registration of the patient to ensure patient can be treated immediately upon arrival to Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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