To Arrange a Direct Admission


  • Call the Primary Children's Hospital Physician Access Line at (844) 662-1662 24 hours a day. 
  • 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 PICU, CICU, and RTU).
  • 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, 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.


If you have questions about a specific patient and situation, please call the Primary Children's Hospital Physician Access Line at (844) 662-1662.