Referring a patient for admission

Patients are typically referred to Kessler Institute by their physicians or discharge planners (social workers, case managers) at the acute care hospital or other health care facility where they are being treated. In some cases, patients may come to us directly from home.

To facilitate admission to our campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook or Chester, New Jersey, please contact our centralized admission office at 877.322.2580 or have the discharge planner fax the necessary documentation to 973.243.6936.

For admission to our Marlton campus, call 856.988.4106 or fax documentation to 717.980.2469.

The following documentation is required:

  • History and physical
  • Physician and nursing notes
  • Physical and occupational therapy notes
  • Medications
  • Lab reports
  • Face sheet

A Kessler physician will carefully review your medical records and determine whether admission is appropriate for you based on your medical history, rehabilitation needs and services required. Your ability to participate in and benefit from three hours of therapy a day (or 15 hours a week, as tolerated) and achieve individual rehabilitation goals will also be reviewed. Patients admitted to Kessler must also require at least two of the following treatment disciplines, physical, occupational and/or speech therapies.

Note: All programs and services are not available at all campuses.

Our Kessler clinical liaisons help coordinate your transfer to our hospital. If possible, they will meet with you and your family to discuss admission, answer any questions and help expedite the review process.

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We will work closely with you, your family, your physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Kessler Institute for your rehabilitation.
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