Oklahoma City Rehabilitation Hospital Admissions

Choosing the right inpatient rehabilitation facility can be a stressful task. We are here to help by making your transition into our facility seamless. Diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and pharmacy services are provided through our purchased services contract with Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. We have a point of contact (POC) lab on site with Mercy lab coming over twice a day to do draws for persons served. Diagnostic imaging can be done by mobile x-ray at our facility and or can be done at Mercy Hospital when necessary. We have a full-time pharmacist as well as a drug room supervisor on site with Mercy Hospital’s pharmacy providing oversight and management of our drug room.

Rehab Hospital Admissions Process

The admissions process for our inpatient rehab hospital is designed to help us determine your specific level of injury and coordinate a plan of care that will allow you to reach maximum functional independence.


The admissions process requires a referral and begins with a phone call to our admissions coordinator. A referral can be made from the following sources:

  • Acute-care hospitals
  • Long-term acute-care hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Emergency rooms
  • Family or friends

Clinical Evaluation

Once you’ve been referred to our facility a clinical liaison will be sent to complete a free clinical evaluation to determine your medical stability and suitability for admission. Our admissions department will then work with your referral source, insurance company, physician, and discharge planner to coordinate your transfer to our facility.

Upon Arrival

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a nurse and introduced to your new surroundings. Various staff members will stop by and introduce themselves to you and your family within the first 24 hours of your arrival. Our therapy staff will begin their evaluations to complete your plan of care, specifically designed to meet your personal rehabilitation goals. Also, our dietitian will meet with you to prepare a meal plan that meets your nutritional needs.

Rehab Hospital Admission Criteria

  • The patient must have an appropriate rehab-related diagnosis as determined by the admitting physician and accepted administrator of the hospital.
  • The patient must require the specialized care of a physician with expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • The patient must have the potential to participate and benefit from therapy.
  • The patient must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The patient must have an appropriate, realistic, post-rehabilitation discharge plan.
  • Patients must have the potential to achieve measurable rehabilitation objectives.
  • The patient must exhibit the desire to participate in therapies.
  • The patient must require the skilled services of at least two therapy disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology).
  • The patient must be medically stable and able to participate in three hours of therapy a day, or 15 hours of therapy each week.

Rehab Hospital Discharge Criteria

Patients will be discharged from inpatient rehabilitation when one or more of the following criteria are met:

  • Treatment goals are met.
  • Our rehab team determines that the patient has only a limited potential to benefit from further treatments and rehab services.
  • The intensity of our inpatient rehabilitation services is no longer required.
  • The patient fails to make measurable functional progress.
  • The patient is unwilling to fully participate in the program (i.e., refuses therapy).
  • A medical condition, or treatment for a medical condition (e.g., daily chemotherapy, radiation, etc.), excludes the patient from full participation in the program.
  • The patient requires surgery.
  • The patient’s funding source denies further coverage and the patient and family decline to pay out of pocket.
  • The patient and/or significant other declines further service.