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Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Referral Process

Referrals to inpatient Physical Rehabilitation are accepted from physicians, discharge planners, case managers and healthcare organizations.  Upon receipt of a referral a screening is conducted to determine qualifications for admission to the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

Admission considerations include:

  • Appropriate diagnosis
  • Monitoring and medical management by a rehabilitation physician required
  • 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care needed
  • Skilled physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech-language pathology needed
  • Sufficient cognitive ability and endurance to benefit from an intensive therapy program
  • Discharge plan to a community setting
  • Insurance pre-authorization is usually necessary

Transition/Discharge Criteria:

  • Patient requiring intensive medical treatment not able to be provided by the program such as surgery or life supporting treatment.
  • Patient is unable to participate or unwilling to participate in the required intensive therapy program.
  • Patient is unable to be safely discharged to a community setting.
  • Patient no longer requires daily medical management.
  • Patient has made sufficient progress to be safely discharged to a community setting.    

To make a referral or for additional information, please contact the referral development coordinator at (925) 947-5252, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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