Referral & Transport
Babies born at facilities other than UAB often need the specialized care that only a level IIIc RNICU can offer.
How to Refer
Physicians should call the UAB MIST line at 1-800-UAB-MIST (1-800-822-6478). MIST provides any physician in the nation toll-free access to UAB Health System faculty and staff, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
UAB Critical Care Transport provides ground or air transport for patients. Jet aircraft intensive care units provide top-notch support during long-distance patient transports. For local transports, Critical Care Transport has three mobile intensive care units that maintain sophisticated, uninterrupted ICU care.
For neonatal patients requiring transport, a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Respiratory Therapist are used to care for the critical neonatal patients.
Critical Care Transport is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Complete arrangements for bedside to bedside transport, including ground transportation for air trips, are made by the Critical Care Transport Coordinator. All Coordinators are Manager-level Registered Nurses or Registered Respiratory Therapists.
How to Arrange a Transport by UAB Critical Care Transport
Transports are arranged by calling 1-800-822-6478 and asking for the Transport Coordinator. Learn more about Critical Care Transport »