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Referrals and Admission Criteria


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

Referrals are accepted from a variety of sources including acute care units at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, other acute hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long term acute care facilities, and outpatient clinics.

Adolescents and adults may be referred by families, physicians, social workers, case managers, nurses, or other health care professionals.

After a referral is made, a team of rehab professionals will work with the patient and family to determine the most appropriate program and setting for rehabilitation services. A nurse evaluator and/or rehabilitation physician will complete a clinical evaluation of the patient's rehab needs.

WFBH completes a financial clearance process for each patient prior to an Inpatient Rehab admission. Many insurance companies must approve the rehabilitation stay prior to admission in order to offer insurance coverage. If a patient does not have insurance coverage for a rehabilitation stay, the patient and/or family will be notified.   Any estimated financial responsibilities will be communicated to the patient and family.   Financial counselors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are available to help patients apply for financial assistance, as needed.

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

Families considering admission are invited and encouraged to tour our facility.  Please call 336-716-8454 to schedule a tour.

Admission Criteria 

Patients admitted to the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation 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 expected, defined discharge destination other than a skilled nursing facility.
  • Be medically appropriate for an inpatient hospital environment and have stable vital signs.

For additional information about out programs

Call:  (336) 716-8454 or email

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