Transfer Center

Reading Hospital Transfer Center and Direct Admits

Healthcare Professionals:           One call does it all!


When you call Reading Hospital Transfer Center, you’ll speak with a specially trained Registered Nurse who will gather information about your patient and your transfer and direct admission needs. They will facilitate a three-way conversation with the Reading Hospital physician.

Use these easy steps for transferring a patient to Reading Hospital:

  1. Call the Reading Hospital Transfer Center at 484-628-5200.
  2. Provide the patient’s demographic information and clinical reason for transfer. You may be asked additional information such as diagnosis, level of care required, and special equipment required for transport.
  3. Fax the patients demographics sheet to 484-628-5144.
  4. Coordinate transportation via air or ground, upon request.

Reading Hospital Specialties


  • Accredited Level I Trauma Center with 24/7 in-house fellowship trained Trauma Surgical Intensivists.
  • Acute Care Surgery Service capable of accepting all transfers 24/7.
  • Member of UPHS Trauma network recognized for excellence in trauma care.

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • The only hybrid operating room in Berks County, allowing cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons to work together.
  • The only da Vinci Surgical System facility in Berks County.
  • The country’s first drive-by process to expedite “door-to-balloon” times for serious heart attack patients.
  • Accredited Cardiac Ultrasound and Noninvasive Vascular Units.
  • Heart and Vascular Services

Neurologic Surgery

  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
  • American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award.
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Advanced Stroke Center
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accreditation for Stroke Specialty Programs.
  • Six Board-Certified Neurocritical Care Intensivists.
  • HealthGrades Highest Distinctions of Clinical Excellence for: