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Inpatient Admissions

Telephone: (631) 474-6260
Fax: (631) 474-6371

Patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation must be medically stable and have the ability to participate in therapy activities for approximately three hours per day. The patient also should have a safe discharge plan.

Patients are often admitted to acute inpatient rehabilitation after an acute incident or hospitalization with the following diagnoses:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiac or Pulmonary Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Replacement
  • Neurologic Conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, Parkinson’s Disease, Polynuropathy)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Injuries or Fractures

Referrals are made by the Discharge Planner (social worker/case manager) from the referring hospital by:

  • Requesting a SCH on site nurse liaison vist
  • Faxing pertinent information
  • Electronic Discharge program

Medical determination is made by RN/MD with consideration to:

  • Appropriate diagnosis
  • Ability to participate in and tolerate a three hour intensive program
  • Ability to make demonstrated functional gains

Length of stay depends upon diagnosis, functional gains and insurance approval.

Insurance Approval: Financial clearance is performed by the rehabilitation insurance verifier so the patient is aware of any charges they might incur.  The verifier also checks insurance benefits for home care, durable medical equipment, and out patient services.

Transportation :  The discharge planner at the acute care hospital from which you are being transferred will make arrangements for you to be transported to St. Charles for rehabilitation.

Patients can be admitted from home but they must first make an appointment with one of our physiatrists at St. Charles. Please call 631-474-6879 to schedule a physiatry consult.

To schedule a tour, please call the Inpatient Rehabilitation Admissions Office at (631) 474-6260.