Patient Referral

At Weiss Memorial Hospital, our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program is committed to helping individuals return to a life of maximum independence. We work to improve a patient’s ability to provide self-care as well as teach patients and their families how to adapt to changes resulting from impairments in mobility, safety, communication, cognition, and swallowing. We use evidence-based practices to strive for superior patient outcomes and excellent patient satisfaction.

What types of patients do we treat?

At Weiss our inpatient rehabilitation is intended for:

  • Neurological patients: acute stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, brain injury/anoxia/encephalopathy, spinal cord stenosis
  • Orthopedic patients: hip fractures, joint replacement over 85, bilateral joint replacements, and joint replacement with a history of neurological event
  • Amputees
  • Deconditioned and medically complex patients

How do you refer a patient?

To refer a patient to our inpatient rehabilitation:

  • A written doctor’s order is required for services
  • Referrals or requests for assessments can be made by contacting an intake coordinator
  • Contact the coordinator: Monday-Friday by phone (773) 564-5422 or fax (773) 564-5424

What should you include with your referral?

To ensure the best care, please include the following with your patient referral:

  • Demographic sheet
  • Doctor H&P and progress notes
  • Therapy notes
  • Labs
  • Vitals
  • Plan for IV antibiotics
  • Anticipated discharge date

An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

At Weiss, patients admitted to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit receive interdisciplinary care led by a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Each patient is scheduled to receive three hours of therapy at least five days a week. We encourage each patient’s primary care doctor to play an integral role in the rehabilitation process. Patients receive coordinated services, which may include:

  • Dietician services
  • Physical therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Psychology/Psychiatry care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social work/case management services
  • Physiatry care
  • Speech therapy

Download our Referring a Patient: Inpatient Rehabilitation brochure.