Inpatient Rehabilitation FAQ
Can I pick which rehab program I want to go to?Toggle accordion item
Absolutely. Once you meet the criteria required for admission to an inpatient rehabilitation program, it is your right to choose the facility where you receive care.
How do I know if I meet the criteria to enroll in SIH Inpatient Rehabilitation?Toggle accordion item
You must have a medical condition that requires 24/7 nursing and physician care, along with needing at least two of the following therapies: physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy.
Once your doctor writes an order for a rehabilitation consultation or screening, the case manager at the hospital will contact the admissions coordinator at SIH Inpatient Rehabilitation. Information regarding your current medical conditions and abilities to perform daily activities will be shared. Based on this information, as well as federal and state regulations, the admission coordinator and the medical director of SIH Inpatient Rehabilitation will determine if the center is the best place for you. This information will be shared with the hospital case manager, who will discuss this with you and your family.
Will insurance cover my transportation to SIH Herrin Hospital from another facility?Toggle accordion item
This depends on a number of variables, including your current medical condition, the type of facility you are coming from and the type of insurance coverage you have, among other criteria. The hospital case manager will discuss your transportation options with you and your family before being transported.
Will my regular family physician be included in my rehabilitation care?Toggle accordion item
While we do not discourage physicians from visiting patients, your care will be directed by a physiatrist (a physician who specializes in rehabilitation) during your stay at SIH Acute Rehabilitation Center. Your physiatrist and the resident physician will communicate with the doctor who referred you, if you wish. Since this can be confusing, your case manager will help you understand what doctor you will see after discharge.
What if I don’t feel like therapy during the day?Toggle accordion item
We know that Intensive therapy can be tiring, but this is the best way to make sure you get back to your normal routine. Therefore, we strongly recommend you do your very best to participate in therapy each day. It is incredibly important to your progress and your ability to return home. And good news: More than 75 percent of our patients went directly home following their stay at SIH Acute Rehabilitation Center.