Referring physicians can call our Women’s Direct call center at 1-855-747-5300 for specialized maternal-fetal transport services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Women & Infants Center has the only combined transport team in the region that provides safe and specialized transport services for expectant moms and newborns. Maternal-fetal transport will include a three-person team: a Barnes-Jewish Hospital high-risk obstetrical nurse to care for mom, a St. Louis Children’s Hospital neonate-trained nurse to care for baby in the event of delivery, and a St. Louis Children’s Hospital paramedic. Transport is provided by ground or air via one of three mobile intensive care units (MICUs), the KidsFlight 1 and 2 helicopters, and KidsFlight 3, a fixed-wing aircraft dedicated to transporting maternal-fetal patients and critically ill newborns and children.
ACTIVATING THE TEAM
When a physician calls to request a transport, the Women’s Direct call center will connect you with a Maternal-Fetal Transport OB medical control specialist who will activate the team upon acceptance of the patient. The referral staff will remain on the recorded call, and will facilitate the transfer and admission to our hospital. The team will choose the appropriate mode of transportation based on patient condition, weather and distance. Immediate ground or air service will deploy within 15 minutes of the call.
To arrange a transport or to learn more about the Maternal-Fetal & Newborn Transport service, call 855.747.5300. And click here to refer a patient to the Barnes-Jewish Women & Infants Maternal & Fetal Care.