MedStar Good Samaritan Referrals

This Information is Required at the Time of Referral:

  • Patient's name.
  • Patient's address.
  • Patient's date of birth.
  • Patient's telephone number.
  • Patient's insurance carrier and policy number.
  • Patient's Social Security number.

For Urgent Direct Admissions:

  • Call 443-444-3800 or 443-444-3852.
  • For posting of emergency/urgent surgical cases, call the main operating suite at 443-444-3700 and the Admitting Department at 443-444-3715.

For Elective Admissions:

  • For posting of elective surgical cases, call the Surgical Posting Office at 443-444-3715. The posted surgical case will serve as a reservation for the patient's admission to the hospital.
  • Reservations for all non-surgical elective admissions may be made through the Admitting Department at443-444-3800.

For Cath Lab Admissions:

  • Call 443-444-4570.

For A.M. Admissions:

  • The A.M. Admission program was established to enable patients to check into the hospital on the same day of their surgery.
  • To schedule an A.M. surgical case, call the Surgical Posting office at 443-444-3715.

For In & Out Surgery:

  • Cases can be posted through the Surgical Posting Office at 443-444-3715.
  • In & Out Surgery patients are registered as outpatients and discharged on the same day of surgery.
  • Reservations for all non-surgical elective admissions may be made through the Admitting Department at443-444-3800.

Pre-admission/Pre-Certification Procedures:

  • All demographic and insurance/pre-certification/authorization information is obtained and/or verified prior to the patient's admission to the hospital.
  • As surgical cases are posted and/or reservations made, a Financial Clearance Department representative will contact the patient and/or the physician's office for required pre-admission/pre-certification/authorization information.
  • If you have a question regarding the pre-admission/pre-certification process, call 410-933-2424, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.