Our Services > Admit & Transfer Center


Bay Medical Center/Sacred Heart Health System is pleased to offer physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers an easy way to access hospital transfers/admissions for their patients. One simple phone call will facilitate a hospital transfer or admission.

Transfer Admission Process – One Easy Phone Call
  • Call (850) 747-6078 or 1-855-2GET BAY anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Physician or staff should provide details of your patient’s condition to the nurse who answers the phone.
  • We will coordinate all the arrangements for the transfer or inpatient bed.
  • For direct admissions, your patient will need to come to the hospital and enter through the Central Registration entrance.
  • For ED to ED transfers the patient should be transported directly to the Emergency Department.

What We Need from You
  1. Patient’s name and date of birth.
  2. Diagnosis/condition.
  3. Level of care required (ICU, Medical Surgical, OB) and if isolation is required.
  4. If your patient is currently at another facility, please fax a copy of the face sheet to (850) 747-6731.
  5. Physician offices need to fax orders and demographic information to (850) 747-6731.
Our Commitment

We will coordinate all aspects of the admission process, making it easy for you and your staff, ensuring a smooth and safe experience for patients and their families.

Direct Admission Guidelines

Acceptable Patient Transfers Include:
  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Medicine
  • Neuro
  • Obstetrical/GYN
  • Orthopedic & Spine
  • Pulmonary
  • Surgical
  • Trauma
  • Vascular

Patients Not Appropriate for Transfer:
  • Long-term care patients requiring placement
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Major burns

Thank you for trusting your patient’s care to Bay Medical Center/Sacred Heart Health System.