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For physician-to-physician access call:
(757) 668-9999
(800) 207-2022 (toll-free)

Physician Relations

Tracey Love
Executive Assistant
(757) 668-6960
Tracey.Love@chkd.org

Nancy Leigh Gainfort, BSN, RN
Physician Liaison
(757) 274-9967
Nancy.Gainfort@chkd.org

Renee West
Physician Liaison
(757) 615-6233
Renee.West@chkd.org

For Health Professionals

CHKD Transfer Center now taking calls at 668-8000

CHKD’s new Transfer Center is now open 24/7 to assist with the transfer, transport and urgent admission of patients to our:

  • Trauma Service
  • Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • General Pediatric Inpatient Units

The Transfer Center will also facilitate provider communications for after-hours referrals to our Emergency Department.

Calls to the Transfer Center are answered by paramedics who will:

  • Obtain information from the referring provider
  • Conference the attending CHKD physician into the call
  • Stay on the line to coordinate logistical support, including activation of the CHKD Transport Team when needed

Please have the following information available when calling:

  • Facility and/or referring provider name and contact info
  • Current status of patient
  • Diagnosis
  • Requested services
  • Patient Name and DOB

The toll-free number for the Transfer Center is 1-844-480-8000.

For physician-to-physician consults that do not involve transfer, transport or urgent admissions, please continue to use Doctor’s Direct at 757-668-9999 or 1-800-207-2022.

Click here to download a printable PDF with this information.

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