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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.
As a part of Stanford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our team helps you to build up your strength, flexibility, and range of motion to restore your body's function and quality of life after an injury or surgery.
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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
Long-term care facilities
Home health agencies
Inpatient rehabilitation centers
Outpatient rehabilitation centers
Community health settings
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
Behavioral health services
CARF helps to promote and assure standards of quality for these programs and focuses on optimal outcomes for persons served.
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as 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.