UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals have pediatric emergency physicians, other specialists and subspecialists available 24/7 to consult on cases. As one of three American College of Surgeons – verified level I pediatric trauma centers in the region, we are among the nation's leaders in positive pediatric trauma outcomes, with the highest-volume pediatric trauma center in Northern California.

Advantages of bringing patients to UCSF for care include:

  • Calls are answered by experienced pediatric critical care nurses.
  • Transfers are efficient, with rapid acceptance and dispatch fully managed by our team.
  • Expedited pediatric and neonatal transport is available.
  • Referring physicians are updated throughout the process.
  • Inpatient teams deliver comprehensive intensive care at all levels.

To transfer or transport a patient to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, please contact our Pediatric Access Center. The center is available 24/7 to connect you with attending physicians and experienced nurses from the relevant service, to facilitate transport to UCSF, and to simplify the admission process.