How to Refer a Patient

How to refer a patient

Inpatient Admissions Criteria
All patients admitted to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis shall meet general inpatient criteria as established by Medical Staff Guidelines, as well as program specific criteria for admission and discharge. Generally, the patient will:

  • Be medically stable
  • Have the potential to benefit from rehabilitation
  • Have a recent decrease in functional level of independence
  • Be able to actively participate in 2 disciplines of therapy; PT a must
  • Be able to tolerate up to 3-hours of therapy a day
  • Have a goal to return home
  • Be willing to participate, have the ability to learn, and be able to improve
  • Need intense therapy not achievable at home or in another setting
  • No patients on vents
  • No permanent nursing home residents
  • Assisted living residents acceptable
  • Physician Approval
  • Financial Approval
  • Bed Availability
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis does not discriminate admissions on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin or culture.

Inpatient Referral Process
If you are a patient, family member, or clinician and would like to refer a patient to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, or request information about referring a specific patient to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, including a brochure, contact our admissions supervisor at: 314-658-3900.

If you would like a brochure and/or specific program information about The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, but it is not about a specific patient, contact Tracie Lee-Lambert, Director of Marketing Operations at: 314-658-3809.

Outpatient Referral Process
All patients receiving outpatient services require a physician referral prior to the start of care. The physician referral must include the patient diagnosis (relevant to rehabilitation), type of rehabilitation services required (PT, OT,ST, etc.) treatment procedures (that are provided at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis), referral date and physician signature. The date of the referral must not be greater than 30 days prior to the start of care.

Outpatient
If you are a patient, family member, or clinician and would like to refer a patient to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis for outpatient services, or if you would like information sent to you about any of our outpatient programs, please contact our outpatient referral line at: 314-658-3950
Fax (CAM): 314-286-8501
Fax (OOC): 314-514-3635

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