PTAC Frequently Asked Questions
Requesting a Patient MT Number
Login to the PTAC portal at https://www.hospitaltransfers.com/Transfer/home.aspx, select “Start New Transfer” and follow the steps (see image below). Faxes will no longer be accepted effective November 7, 2018. If you do not have a PTAC account, refer to the ‘Accounts’ section. Note that an email address is required to create a new account.
When Do I Need an MT number?
An inter-facility transfer is any patient movement between two healthcare facilities. Each inter-facility patient transfer within the Province of Ontario, must have a medical transfer (MT) authorization number. The requirement for MT number also includes any transfer between a healthcare facility and a private doctor’s or dentist’s office.
How do I obtain an MT number?