FORT WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Just a phone call away…301-203-2978
Fort Washington Medical Center’s Direct Admissions allows patients
to be admitted without having to go through the Emergency Room. Direct
admission patients are sent to the hospital directly by you when their
health condition requires it. With one call you can admit your patients
to FWMC in less than 15 minutes.
STEP 1: Contact Fort Washington Medical Center at 301-203-2978. Our dedicated staff
will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.
STEP 2: Fort Washington Medical Center staff will verify bed availability and clinical
appropriateness of admission. Our case management team will work
with your team to ensure that this is a smooth process for your patients.
They will be resource for both you and your patient.
STEP 3: Your case manager will directly connect you with Fort Washington Medical
Center’s Hospitalist so that you can to discuss the patient’s
condition and determine if the patient is appropriate for admission.*
STEP 4: Once it has been determined that your patient will be admitted to Fort
Washington Medical Center, we will begin the pre-registration process
with you or you team. You can fax additional patient information to 301-203-2057.
This can include insurance information, a copy of the patient’s
most recent visit summary and medication list.
STEP 5: Upon your patient’s arrival a member from the Fort Washington Medical
Center’s admissions team will meet them, complete registration,
and escort them to their room.
FWMC BENEFITS EVERYONE
BENEFITS TO PATIENTS:
- No need to wait in the ED for evaluation and bed placement
- Immediate bedding to the floor
BENEFITS TO PROVIDERS:
- Improve the continuity of patient care
- Enhance collaboration between healthcare providers
*Not all patients are eligible for the Direct Admission program. Click
here to view the full criteria list.