For Medical Professionals
We are pleased to provide a variety of services to healthcare professionals. Our web site is one of them. Through the site you can access our medical library, clinical information, career opportunities and educational opportunities. We welcome your participation in our mission to provide world-class healthcare to the people of our communities.
For Referring Physicians
Currently handling 60,000 calls annually, the Penn State MD Network at Penn State Hershey Medical Center provides a single point where physicians can conveniently obtain a consultation, make a referral or learn about a patient's condition. Reach us by calling our toll-free number at 800-233-4082.
To transfer any patient via LifeLion air or ground, please contact our dispatcher directly at 717-531-7777.
Patients should not call this number. If you are a patient, please call 800-243-1455.
Please check out our newest release of our Referring Physician Publication.
Immediate Consultation or Inpatient Referral (Physicians Only)
If you need to speak with a physician regarding a transfer or urgent consult, the MD Network at 1-800-233-4082 can place you in touch with the appropriate physician. To reach inpatient units directly:
|Pediatric Intensive Care Unit||717-531-8378|
|Neonatal Intensive Care Unit||717-531-8941|
|Pediatric Unit||717-531-8521 (Ask for the resident on call)|
Nurse Triage - A Service for "Our Valued Patients"
Nurse Triage is an after-hours health care advice line for patients of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center primary care providers, which includes, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Women's Health. Nurse Triage is available for primary care patients after hours. Just pick-up your phone and dial your doctor's office after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You will have the opportunity to speak to our After Hours Nurse Line.
The registered nurses who staff the line provide personalized medical advice for various health care situations, using national protocols approved by our Medical Directors. The caller's physician receives a report of this after-hour call the next business day.