Finding physicians and services you trust and need for your patient’s best care.

At ECU Health, we believe the best possible care for the patients you serve happens only with a connected, team approach. So, we’ve made it easy for us to work together. Here, you can access referral forms and tools to connect you with the right specialists and services in your area. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you.

Managing your Patient’s Hospital Care

Providers at ECU Health can manage patient transfers between facilities and stay involved in patients’ care through the ECU Health Patient Transfer Center. Your office can also access CareLink to see charts for patients admitted to our facilities. Additionally, referrals can be submitted through CareLink. Learn more about our electronic health record (EHR) if you are a ECU Health credentialed provider.

Specialist Referrals

Making a referral to any specialist in the ECU Health network is quick and easy. Your patient will be contacted with all details needed for the appointment, and your office will receive confirmation once your patient’s appointment has been scheduled.

To submit a referral request

Referral requests can be submitted using the below methods:

For transplant referrals:

To check the status of your referrals, log into CareLink or call 252-847-0097

Inpatient Transfers

When you call the Patient Transfer Center, available 24 hours a day, a registered nurse will help you refer your patient to the location that best meets his or her needs, close to home. Nurses triage your request with necessary physician consults to discuss your patient’s condition and coordinate a plan of care.

For the most efficient service, please provide the following information:

  • Requester’s name and contact number
  • Referring physician’s name, phone number and facility
  • Patient information:
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Diagnosis
    • Preferred method of transport
    • Level of care requested
    • Medical specialty being requested (cardiology, medicine, pediatrics, etc.)

Contact the ECU Health Patient Transfer Center at 1-800-816-7264 or 252-847-7777.

Direct Admit Process for ECU Health Medical Center

You will be asked to fax the patient’s demographic information to Patient Access Services at 252-847-8603. During the call, we will provide a Hospital Account Record (HAR) number. For direct admissions arriving Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., please instruct your patient to enter through the main entrance at ECU Health Medical Center.

For timely and effective access to care at ECU Health Medical Center, please follow the direct admission guidelines below.

  • Requester’s name and contact number
  • Admitting physician
  • Patient information:
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Diagnosis
    • Preferred method of transport
    • Level of care requested
    • Medical specialty being requested (cardiology, medicine, pediatrics, etc.)
    • Patient’s need to retrieve belongings at home before arrival
    • Best phone number to reach patient (home/cell)

MyVidant: Providers with EHR Access

If you are a credentialed ECU Health provider, you can access patients at MyVidant through Health Apps with your EHR log in. At your office or home, you can stay connected to your patient’s care while they are in one of our facilities through his or her EHR.

CareLink

CareLink enables referring physicians and staff to easily access patient information and follow the progress of care delivered at ECU Health facilities. This web-based portal provides access to all medical records and ancillary services for patients referred by your practice. It facilitates communication among the care team of providers and offers access to outpatient and inpatient notes, referral submission, scheduled patient appointments, medications and more.

Fetal Surveillance

Web Access – https://gecpn.vidanthealth.org/cpnweb/