Once you leave the hospital, you are NOT alone.
The team's social worker will assist you and your family with the discharge preparations. The transplant coordinators will order your medications from the pharmacy of your choice so that all the medications you need will be available when you leave the hospital. The nurses in the hospital will help educate you about how to care for yourself. Inevitably, questions will arise after you have left the hospital. A member of the team is always available to answer your questions. The phone number for the Program is 212.305.7771.
Routine Calls: The office is open from 9am to 5pm for non-emergency issues. These include questions about your care, reporting or inquiring about lab results, scheduling appointments, tests and procedures, and prescription refills.
Emergency Calls: A physician from the team is available 24 hours a day for medical emergencies. If you are ill, and need to speak with us please do not hesitate to call. The answering service will have the physician return your call promptly. (212.439.1330)
Call 911: If you have any of the following symptoms, call, or have a family member or friend call 911 to summon an ambulance to bring you to the hospital:
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
- Loss of Consciousness
Be sure to keep the Transplant Office informed of your correct address and phone number(s), and any changes in your referring doctor's name, address, or phone number(s). Also, it is important to tell us whom to contact in case of emergency, including their name, address, and phone and beeper numbers.
Contacting Your Lung Transplant Team
By Phone: 212.305.7771
By Fax: 212.342.5382
Where to Find the Lung Transplant Program
Shorin Comprehensive Transplant Center
622 West 168th Street
14th Floor Center
New York, NY 10032