How to Admit a Patient

Direct Admission Process  

  • Call the Primary Children's Hospital Physician Access Line 24/7.
  • Referring providers will have a discussion with the Admissions Officer and Nursing Supervisor to facilitate direct admission.  
  • Direct transfers of newborns from other hospitals to the Primary Children's NICU are facilitated by calling the NICU directly at (801) 662-4100.

Direct Admission Criteria  

  • Same day direct transfers from an outside clinic, hospital, or emergency department to a Primary Children’s inpatient bed (including pediatric intensive care unit and cardiac intensive care unit).  
  • Emergency Department evaluation is not required.  

Direct Admission Exclusions  

These patients are not considered candidates for the direct admission process:  

  • Scheduled admissions, such as scheduled surgical procedures, Rapid Treatment Unit, sedated procedures, and chemotherapy admissions.  
  • Patients requiring behavioral health intervention, whether medically cleared or not. These patients should be directed to the Primary Children's Emergency Department.   
  • Certain respiratory patients, such as those on high flow nasal cannula and continuous albuterol. 

Admission Questions?  

If you have questions about a specific patient and situation, please call the Primary Children's Hospital Physician Access Line.  

Medical Staff Privileges 

Email us to request medical staff membership and/or privileges at Primary Children’s Hospital. Please note: the initial credentialing process usually takes 4 – 6 months, so please plan accordingly.

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