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Refer a Patient

Cottage Health is dedicated to developing and maintaining strong working relationships with referring health care professionals and to making the referral process as efficient as possible.

We also recognize the importance of the relationship you have with your patients. We seek to honor that relationship by providing the best possible care for your patients and by keeping you apprised of your patients' care.

Center for Wound Management 

Call 696-7920 for referral information.

The Center for Wound Management recognizes the important role that referring physicians play in successful early diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. As a service that receives referrals from a wide geographic area, the center is dedicated to maintaining contact with referring physicians on an ongoing basis, including full documentation of treatment and progress.

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Inpatient Referral

Patients are admitted to the inpatient unit at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital on the basis of their potential to benefit from physical rehabilitation. Patients are referred to CRH by private physicians, medical/surgical hospitals, insurance companies, the California State Department of Rehabilitation, and other agencies serving persons with disabilities.

Each patient must be medically stable and possess a realistic potential for functional improvement. In instances when potential is not clear, the patient may be admitted for an evaluation period. Diagnoses appropriate for admission are stroke and other neurological conditions, amputation, orthopedic injuries and debilitating illnesses that require therapeutic intervention to regain functional abilities.

If the patient is considered appropriate for services based on a physician's consultation and/ or by a Clinical Liaison,CRH's Medical Director approves the admission. A treatment plan, including medical rehabilitation goals and estimated length of stay, is developed. Once admitted, a patient's primary care physician or the hospital's staff physiatrists oversee the treatment program leading CRH’s transdisciplinary team.

Outpatient Referral

To refer a patient to Keck Center for Outpatient Service, contact CRH's Outpatient Admissions Office at (805) 569-8900. Patients may self-refer, but a physician's order to treat is required.

For general information, call (805) 569-8999, ext. 2173.