Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patients to reach their maximal functional outcome.

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Choosing a Rehabilitation Unit/CARF

Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places, including the following:

  • Acute care and rehabilitation hospitals
  • Subacute facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient rehabilitation centers
  • Outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • Community health settings
  • Private practice
  • Schools
  • Industrial health centers 

When investigating rehabilitation facilities and services, some general questions to ask include the following:

  • Does my insurance company have a preferred rehabilitation provider that I must use to qualify for payment of services?
  • What is the cost and will my insurance company cover all or part of the cost?
  • How far away is the facility and what is the family visiting policy?
  • What are the admission criteria?
  • What are the qualifications of the facility? Is the facility accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)?
  • Is the facility well maintained, clean, and safe?
  • Has the facility handled treatment for this type of condition before?
  • What are the staff's credentials?
  • Is therapy scheduled every day? How many hours a day?
  • What rehabilitation team members are available for treatment? How is the patient and family included in planning care?
  • What type of patient and family education and support is available?
  • Is there a physician on site 24 hours a day?
  • How are emergencies handled?
  • What type of discharge planning and assistance available?
  • What can be done if care is unsatisfactory?

What is CARF?

The Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a private, not-for-profit organization that accredits rehabilitation programs with the following services:

  • Adult day services
  • Assisted living
  • Behavioral health services
  • Medical rehabilitation

CARF helps to promote and assure standards of quality for these programs and focuses on optimal outcomes for persons served.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Bring your completed New Patient Questionnaire to your appointment.

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-7555

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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