Transfer a Patient

Transferring a patient to Lakeview Hospital

At Lakeview Hospital, we accept all patient transfers that we can care for safely. Our 24/7 HealthPartners Direct access center is available for doctors and clinicians to arrange a transfer or referral at any time.


Patients not appropriate for Lakeview Hospital are few, but include those who require:

  • Interventional radiology
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Hemodialysis
  • Neuro ICU care
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral health

Regions Hospital in St. Paul may be an option for some of the above conditions.

How does the process work?

When you call HealthPartners Direct, you’ll speak with a specially trained staff member. They’ll ask you a few questions, and then connect you with an on-call clinician. We arrange safe, timely patient transfers – if necessary.

Necessary information

When you call, we'll ask a series of questions about the patient and provider to ensure that the patient is promptly and successfully transferred into our care. With this information, we’ll connect the referring provider with the appropriate services.

Please have the following information ready. (Note: We may ask additional triage questions, depending on the patient’s diagnosis.)

  • Caller name
  • Callback phone numbers (Including direct number to referring provider, if different than the caller)
  • Provider first and last name
  • Patient demographics (Including first name, last name, date of birth and medical record number)
  • Diagnosis and reason for transfer
  • Isolation precautions
  • IV drip medications (other than saline)

Why Lakeview?

Lakeview Hospital is a Level III Trauma Center, certified acute stroke ready hospital, and has a Level II nursery with 24/7 neonatal care.

Our services allow for higher acuity care, not available at most community hospitals. We’re proud to be recognized as a top quality community hospital with national recognition for:

  • Level 3 Adult Trauma Center
  • Level 2 nursery with 24/7 neonatal care
  • Five-star CMS hospital
  • Safety
  • Surgical care
  • Sustainability
  • Homecare
  • Community value

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