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Referrals and Admission Criteria

Patients admitted to the Acquired Brain Injury Program must have realistic rehabilitation goals that reflect the potential for gaining independence or achieving a higher function in self care activities, speech/language function or cognitive function.                   

Patients must be responsive to verbal and/or visual stimuli and be able to consistently follow at least one step commands.

Additionally, a patient must:

  • Require and be able to participate in physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy at least 3 hours each day.
  • Need more than one type of rehab therapy and have a potential for functional improvement.
  • Have a supportive social system and defined discharge destination other than a skilled nursing facility.
  • Be medically appropriate for inpatient hospital environment and have stable vital signs.
  • A cognitive level of three or higher on the Rancho Los Amigos scale (Brain Injury patients).


To make a referral, call (336) 713-8500 or (888) 650-9568.

For additional information about our programs, call (336) 716-8454 or email

Wake Forest Baptist Health accepts payment from all major private insurance plans, workers' compensation, Medicare and Medicaid.  

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In February 2013, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its rehabilitation, brain injury, and stroke specialty, and amputation programs.

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