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How to Get Referred

Referral Information for Patients

​​You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient at the Spinal Cord Rehab Inpatient Service.

When making a referral, your doctor will include:

  • An Inpatient Rehabilitation Referral Form
  • A Spinal Cord Service Referral Form
  • Clinical notes
  • Tests, diagnostic reports (such as CT scans or MRIs) and any other relevant results
  • Medication Record

How Long Does a Referral Take?

After we receive your referral, our program service coordinator will contact your referral source to confirm your admission date and provide information about your inpatient stay.

Referral Information for Physicians

​​​​​Admission Criteria

The Spinal Cord Rehab Inpatient Service is appropriate for patients who:

  • Are medically, surgically and psychiatrically stable
  • Are willing to actively participate in and comply with the components of our individualized rehabilitation program
  • Are able to tolerate 3 hours of rehabilitation activity daily, and can safely sit for a minimum of 2 hours daily. It must be anticipated that the patient will meet this threshold upon admission to our inpatient service or shortly thereafter
  • Have clear rehabilitation goals that can be achieved during the patient's length of stay
  • Have begun to develop a discharge plan prior to admission

Referral

To submit a referral, first download and complete the Inpatient Rehabilitation Referral Form and the Spinal Cord Service Referral Form​.

Once you have completed the forms, fax them to us at 416 422 2467.

Once we receive your referral, we will review the referral to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the forms will be returned to you.

We will contact the referral source to confirm the admission date and provide information about the patient's stay. Your office is responsible for providing the patient with the information about their admission and stay.

Checklist for a Complete Referral

In addition to the completed referral forms, make sure to include:

  • A completed  Inpatient Rehabilitation Referral Form
  • A Spinal Cord Service Referral Form
  • Clinical notes (nursing, OT, PT, SW, SLP, Psych)
  • All consultation reports
  • All follow-up appointments
  • Tests, diagnostic reports (such as CT scans or MRIs) and any other relevant results​

If this information is not included with the referral forms, your referral may be returned as incomplete.

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