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Admissions & Referrals

Tours Available

To schedule a tour of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, contact our Admissions Coordinator. Please call, 805-569-8957 or e-mail, CRHAdmissions@sbch.org.

Information on Common Diagnoses

Some common diagnoses that Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital treats include (but are not limited to):

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Hip & Femur Fractures
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Knee or Hip Replacement
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital Deformity

Inpatient Admission Criteria/Process

Questions

For questions on the Inpatient Patient admissions criteria or process, please contact our admissions coordinator, at 805-569-8957 or e-mail crhadmissions@sbch.org.

Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program serving patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma, orthopedic injuries, and other diagnoses.

New referrals from acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities and home are reviewed by our Medical Director and Admissions Team.

Referrals may be faxed or emailed to our Admissions Coordinator, and a Clinical Liaison will follow up with the referring provider.

Referral Sequence

  1. Physician referral
  2. Admissions Team reviews case per referral checklist
  3. Acceptance or denial is communicated with referring physician and care team

Referral Checklist

  • Face Sheet
  • History & Physical
  • Operative Notes & Consults
  • Therapy notes: Physical, Occupational, Speech
  • Vital Signs & Labs
  • Medication list
  • Current Diet
  • Precautions
  • Status of: 1) Restraints, 2) Drains, 3) Isolation

Outpatient Admission Criteria/Process

Questions

For questions on the Outpatient Patient admissions criteria or process, please contact our admissions coordinator, at 805-569-8900 ext. 82400 or e-mail crhadmissions@sbch.org.

Referrals may be dropped off or faxed to CRH Keck Center for Outpatient Services. Keck Center referrals are coordinated by the Keck Center Business Coordinator.

  1. Referrals for outpatient services are accepted, per Medicare guidelines, from physicians, physician’s assistants, dentists, podiatrists, osteopaths, nurse practitioners, optometrists, certified clinical nurse specialists, clinical psychologists, certified nurse midwives and clinical social workers. Referring parties must have a California license to practice.
  2. Each referral is reviewed to verify completeness, including rehabilitation or mental health diagnosis, specific therapy service requested, and a date within 60 days of initial outpatient visit.
  3. Referrals are screened for the following criteria:

a. Patient minimum age requirement of 4 years old for PT, OT, SLP; and 16 years for Neuropsychology and Psychology.

b. Primary diagnosis is acquired, not congenital, and appropriate for breadth and scope of the hospital-based medical rehabilitation outpatient setting.

  1. Insurance benefits are verified and authorizations obtained if indicated.
  2. Referrals are screened for diagnoses that are best suited to this facility. If the referral indicates that a patient may be better served at our Goleta Valley Campus, information will be provided to the patient.

Other Considerations

  1. Prior to your initial evaluation visit:

a. Admissions paperwork is completed by the patient.

       i. Therapy Questionnaire

       ii. Cuestionario de terapia (Español)

b. Patient will review the attendance standards.

  1. Your initial evaluation visit:

a. What to bring:

i. Your list of current medications

ii. Your completed admission paperwork. This may be faxed or dropped off prior if able.

  1. Arrive 15 minutes ahead of time for registration.
  2. Please wear appropriate attire for active participation in your initial evaluation.
  3. You and your therapist will determine your plan of care based on the initial evaluations findings.
  4. You are encouraged to schedule out your entire plan of care at that time.

Pelvic Symptom Forms and Questionnaires

Please follow the guidelines below and fill out the form(s) that best describe the symptoms you are experiencing.

Forms & Questionnaires Who Should Fill It Out
Pelvic Symptom Questionnaire All pelvic floor patients
NIH CPSI for Males Men with pelvic pain
PFDI-20 Incontinence of bowel or bladder, Prolapse, urinary urgency, frequency, constipation
PFDI-20 (Español) Incontinencia de intestino o vejiga, Prolapso, urgencia urinaria, frecuencia, estreñimiento
UDI-6 If urinary incontinence is the only problem
Female Genitourinary Pain Index Interstitial cystitis, bladder pain, female pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus
Pediatric Screening and Symptom Questionnaire Pediatric patients