Neonatal Transfers to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Information for Referring Hospitals or Birthing Centers

The Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at American Family Children's Hospital accepts transfers of acutely ill neonates from NICUs or birthing centers across the region. The Level IV NICU provides services to neonates requiring complex surgical interventions and ongoing subspecialty care.

The UW Health Access Center is available 24/7 to coordinate the neonatal transfer. Please call:

  • Outside Madison: (800) 472-0111
  • In the Madison Area: (608) 263-6796

Your call will be promptly answered by an Access Center nurse, who will:

To expedite the transfer process, please provide the following information to the Access Center nurse on the initial call:

  • Patient's name
  • Date and time of birth
  • Gestational age
  • Birth weight
  • Diagnosis or condition
  • Referring physician name and contact information
  • Name and location of your hospital or birthing center

Please fax the patient facesheet to the Access Center at (608) 265-0759.