General Information (615) 322-5000
General Information Physician Referral and Appointments (615) 322-3000 or (800) 288-5000
Patient Transfers (615) 343-0976 or 1-877-236-4888
The Physician Liaison Department helps physicians and other healthcare providers in matters of referral, consultative, patient care and continuing medical education. The department also helps providers find other medical center resources. Continuing Medical Education programs are offered as a courtesy to physician groups and hospital staff throughout the region. If you're interested in any of these services, contact Physician Liaison in Nashville at 936-6500 or toll-free at (800) 288-5000, ext. 6-6500.
Transfer Center: The Transfer Center helps referring physicians and facilities transfer patients to Vanderbilt quickly and efficiently. It is staffed by an R.N. transfer nurse during regular business hours and LifeFlight EMTs or Paramedics at night and on weekends. The nurse gathers details about the patient and puts the referring physician in touch with the appropriate VUMC physician. Once the transfer is approved, the Transfer Nurse handles the logistics. The Transfer Center can be reached at (615) 343-0976 or 1-877-236-4888.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center accepts referrals for oncology and hematology patients. Whether you want to arrange a consultation, make a referral, get more information about a clinical trial or ask about CME or tumor board opportunities, we're here to help. Please call (615) 936-8422 or 1-877-936-842. You can also refer patients with an online form.
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute 24/7 Direct Access: The Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute created a 24/7 Access Program staffed by critical care registered nurses as a service which provides direct access to Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular providers. These nurses assist with the Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System, help to arrange consults and/or interfacility transfers from referring hospitals and coordinate admissions as directed by attending staff in accordance to VUMC policy. To refer a patient or coordinate a hospitalization or transfer for a VHVI patient call:
(615) 343-9188 or 866-886-2478
Fax: (615) 343-6559
Vanderbilt LifeFlight Emergency Medical Transport: LifeFlight's helicopters serve a 150-mile radius around Nashville and are stationed in Lebanon, Tullahoma, Clarksville and Mt. Pleasant. LifeFlight also operates a fixed-wing plane for long-distance transports. LifeFlight can be reached at 1-800-288-8111 or locally at (615) 322-3211.
Vanderbilt Imaging: Vanderbilt Imaging offers the best diagnostics available in the region for adults and children. Each of our outpatient centers has state-of-the-art imaging technology managed by experienced technicians and board-certified radiologists. For most procedures, patients can be seen the same day of the referral.
Eskind Biomedical Library is the hub of the medical center's information services and resources. The EBL provides access to materials to support patient care, healthcare education and biomedical research.
My Health at Vanderbilt is an electronic health record system that lets patients manage their information securely online.
The Office of Patient Relations serves as a link between patients, visitors and the medical center community. Its goal is to help make the VUMC experience better for everyone.