Admissions Process

admissions process for sheltering arms institute patients

What is the process to become a patient?

  1. Ask your case manager or social worker to send a referral to the admissions department at Sheltering Arms Institute.
  2. A clinical liaison will be assigned to your case to evaluate your healthcare needs by visiting you, speaking to your family, and reviewing your medical chart.
  3. Once the clinical liaison gathers all necessary information, he or she will review your case with a Sheltering Arms Institute physician to determine if you meet the criteria for inpatient rehabilitation.

For more information on how to send a referral or become a patient, please call (804) 877-4000.

Why are potential patients evaluated?

Sheltering Arms Institute is considered a hospital; therefore, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires us to:

  • Admit patients who have medical needs that require physician oversight while receiving rehabilitation.
  • Verify that patients need at least two of the three following disciplines to be considered as a candidate:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy