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Become a Patient

To become a patient in an inpatient, acute rehabilitation program at St. Charles Hospital, please call our rehabilitation admissions department at (631) 474-6260.

Inquiries about admission to the hospital for acute rehabilitation, can be made by anyone, including doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers, patients' family members/caregivers and patients themselves.


Admission decisions are made by the St. Charles admissions team (rehabilitation physicians and nurse) who consider:

  • Diagnosis - Patients are often admitted for acute rehabilitation after an incident or hospitalization with the following diagnoses:
    • Amputation
    • Brain Injury
    • Cardiac or Pulmonary Conditions
    • Hip Fracture
    • Neurologic Conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, Parkinson’s Disease, Polynuropathy)
    • Orthopedic Conditions
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic Injuries or Fractures
  • The ability and motivation to participate in, and tolerate, an intensive, acute rehabilitation program
  • The ability to make demonstrated functional gains in a reasonable amount of time
  • A reasonable likelihood of discharge to the community

Insurance Approval

Financial clearance is performed by a rehabilitation insurance verifier at St. Charles. This person works with the referring hospital and your insurance company to obtain authorization for admission to St Charles Rehabilitation. 


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

While most people are admitted directly from a hospital, some people may be admitted to St. Charles from their home. People admitted from home must first be evaulated by one of the rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) at St. Charles.  If you are interested in being admitted to St Charles Rehabilitation and are currently at home please call 631-474-6879 to make a physiatry appointment.


Guide to Acute Rehabilitation Programs at St. Charles

Learn more about St. Charles Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Programs in our eight-page guide

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