Admissions Requirements

The Rehabilitation Center at SRMC

Admission Requirements

The Rehabilitation Center at Southern Regional is an inpatient unit for patients who aren't ready to go home and need intensive therapy and nursing care. In addition to the requirements stated below, patients must experience loss of, or difficulty with, mobility, self-care activities, cognitive function, communication, perceptual motor function or swallowing. To be eligible, patients must:

  • Be medically stable and willing to participate in the rehabilitation program.

  • Require two or more therapies (physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy).

  • Have the motivation, the physical stamina and endurance to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy a day.

  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care and daily physician visits.

  • Have an identified discharge plan and support system.

  • Be free of uncontrolled, infectious disease.

  • Be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Meet specific requirements of insurance coverage.

When you are referred to The Rehabilitation Center at Southern Regional, you will be contacted by a rehabilitation representative who will work with the medical director to determine if you meet the above criteria. Following your assessment, admission will be coordinated with your health care provider. Referrals can be called in to (770) 897-7311 or faxed to (770) 897-7308.