Refer a Patient

Outpatient Rehabilitation
To refer a patient for outpatient rehabilitation at one of our nine locations, download our rehab physician prescription form, fill it out and fax to the number listed on the form for the service you are prescribing. Include:

  • Patient name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • ICD-10 and treatment needed
  • Physician name, phone and fax numbers

Parents or legal guardians can call 404-785-7100 (for Hand and Upper Extremity, 404-785-4611) or use our online appointment request form to make an appointment. Parent must know the medical diagnosis and services needed to schedule appointment.

Online appointment request

Complete the outpatient rehab prescription form

If you need assistance identifying the appropriate outpatient therapy resources for your patient, please call our Rehab Case Management department at 404-785-8754.

Children's Rehabilitation Associates
To refer a patient to the Physiatry Clinic, please call 404-785-DOCS (3627).

Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
To refer a patient for inpatient rehabilitation, you may either contact one of our clinical evaluators or fill out or referral form for professionals.

Inpatient rehabiliation referral

Day Rehabilitation Program
To refer a patient to our Day Rehabilitation Program, please call 404-785-3300.

Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation
A specialist referral is required. To refer a patient to our Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation, please complete our referral form and fax to 404-785-4388.

Download our referral form

Have the following information available when making an Inpatient or Day Rehabilitation referral:

  • Patient’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • Family contact information
  • Referring person's contact information • Facility
  • Insurance information
  • Date wishing to transfer
  • Patient’s current medical status

Frequently asked questions

What documentation is needed to transfer a patient for inpatient rehabilitation?

A complete copy of the patient's chart should include progress notes, M.D. orders, flow sheets, radiology notes, surgical reports, consults, MAR, CT films, MRI films, X-rays, discharge summary and transfer orders.

How do I find out if a patient in my hospital is appropriate for inpatient rehabilitation?

Make a referral to one of our clinical evaluators:

Call 404-785-2274 or complete our online referral form.

What if a patient is not appropriate for your inpatient unit?

For patients whose status do not require inpatient rehabilitation, we also have the Day Rehabilitation Program, which may be more appropriate for the patient.

Learn more about our Day Rehabilitation Program

I continue to get calls requesting that a prescription be faxed to one of your sites, but we have already faxed it.

If the patient is at the site awaiting an appointment, we do need you to refax the order. If this is an ongoing problem, please make a list of each patient’s name and DOB. Then, contact your physician liaison to inform them of the issue and provide the list of patients.

We have a patient who needs a speech evaluation. What do I do?

If the patient has not had or has not passed a hearing screening or test in the past six months, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) requires one be performed prior to a speech evaluation. Include Audiology on the order for this patient, and our scheduling department will schedule the patient appropriately.

Prescription pad request form

Fill out the form to order prescription pads for prescribing rehabilitation services.

Complete the online rehabilitation prescription pad request form

Clinical Evaluators

Your clinical evaluator is a reliable resource and can help determine whether a patient is a good candidate for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.

Laura York
404-402-0070
Laura.York@choa.org
Georgia: North Fulton Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, Children's at Scottish Rite hospital, North Georgia, Savannah, Brunswick
South Carolina: Charleston

Tereen Toles
404-202-5440
Tereen.Toles@choa.org
Georgia: Augusta, Children's at Egleston hospital
South Carolina: Columbia

Travia Collier
404-545-5351
Travia.Collier@choa.org
Georgia: Grady Healthcare System, Atlanta Medical Center, Southern Regional Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, Shepherd Center, Dekalb Medical Center, WellStar, Macon, Athens, Columbus, Thomasville, Valdosta
South Carolina: Greenville, Florence
North Carolina
Florida

Shelly Rich
404-545-5350
Shelly.Rich@choa.org
Alabama
Tennessee
Mississippi
Kentucky
Florida: Pensacola, Panama City Beach