At Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, we've made the admissions process as simple as possible for our patients, their families, and referral sources, including physicians, case managers and insurance or managed care companies. Our goal is to enable patients to begin their rehabilitation as soon as they are medically stable and able to participate in our highly specialized programs of care.

Patients can be referred for admission directly by their physician, social worker or family member. Patients and family members may call our admissions department directly at 216.455.6444. If you or your loved one are in an inpatient hospital setting, you can also request that a Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital liaison visit for you for an admission evaluation.

Your case manager can make a referral to Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital by faxing the following documentation to 717.547.8531. Please include:

  • History and Physical
  • Physician and nursing notes
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Notes
  • Medications
  • Lab Reports
  • Face Sheet/Demographic Sheet

The team at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital will review your medical records and determine admission based on the medical history and needs; the ability to participate in three hours of therapy every day and individual rehabilitation goals. We help patients determine the best level of care for their recovery, and make recommendations based on our evaluation.

Our Admissions team is here to do everything we can to get you or your loved one settled in quickly and comfortably. There will be a number of forms to be signed and information to be shared, including the necessary consent for our physicians, nurses, therapists and other rehabilitation professionals to begin treatment. Having a family member and/or legal guardian accompany the patient will help to expedite the process. We also require that patients provide copies of insurance information so that we may confirm coverage and billing addresses.

Please be sure to bring these important items:

Patients will also need to bring several changes of clothes, including undergarments, shirts and slacks or warm-up suits, sneakers or rubber-soled shoes, and personal care items. A complete list can be found in our Patient and Family Guide which provides an overview of what to expect, how to prepare for your stay, visitation policies and other helpful information.

For additional questions about our admissions process, please call 216.455.6444.