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Spinal Cord Injury CARF Accredited

Documentation you will need to provide:

To help you plan for a smooth transition to RHI, we ask that you begin obtaining the following information prior to admission:
  • A copy of your major medical health insurance card with:
    • Insurance company contact information
    • The insured person's name
    • ID and group numbers
    • Employer's name and phone number
  • A copy of your Medicare or Medicaid card (if applicable)
  • Ability to confirm Social Security Number and date of birth
If the injury is a result of an auto accident please bring:
  • A copy of auto insurance card with:
    • Policy number
    • Insurance agent's name
    • Insurance agent’s phone number
  • Claim information
If you are unable to obtain the auto insurance card and claim information, please provide:
  • A copy of the accident report.
If you are unable to obtain the accident report, please provide the following:
  • Exact location: (street intersection, city, state, county)
  • Date of accident
  • Auto insurance coverage letter
If the injury is a result of an accident on private or public property, please provide:
  • Name of responsible party
  • Location of property
  • Address and phone number
  • Homeowner’s insurance policy information
If an accident occurred on a retail property, please provide:
  • Name of property
  • Location
  • Address
  • Property manager's phone number
  • Your attorney's name and contact information
RHI assumes no responsibility for costs incurred for medical appointments outside of the hospital requiring ambulance transport or at discharge from the hospital.

Personal items you should bring:

Please provide patients with 3-5 days worth of comfortable clothing, including:
  • Sweatpants/ pull-on trousers with elastic waistbands/ shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Tennis shoes

*RHI does not recommend patients wear blue jeans.
*Shoes should be flat, loose fitting, and have Velcro or shoe strings.

    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Comb/ hairbrush
    • Shampoo/ conditioner
    • Make-up
    • Deodorant
    • Razor and shaving cream
    • Denture cleaner (if needed)

    RHI is not responsible for lost or stolen valuables. Please consider the necessity of valuable items before bringing them to RHI.

    Helpful Resources

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    Questions You May Have...
    • Can my family physician or specialist follow me to RHI?

      If your physician/specialist is not currently granted staff privileges at RHI, they are able to apply for temporary privileges.

    • How do we go about buying the needed equipment?

      The discharge planners are the best resource for assisting you with these.

    • What kind of equipment will we need to buy when we go home?

      Necessary equipment will depend on your progress and will be recommended by your therapists at the end of your stay. Your discharge planner will work with you to coordinate delivery of any needed equipment.

    • How will I get home from RHI?

      A pending discharge date will be established by your treatment team based on your rehabilitation goals, progress toward the goals, and medical stability. Your RHI discharge planner will help coordinate transportation with you. Discharge is usually around at 10:00am.

    • When can I go home?

      A discharge day target will be determined by a weekly conference including your physician, discharge planner, charge nurse and therapists.

    • How can I schedule a tour of RHI to see if it is right for me or my loved one?

      Please call 317-329-2000 to make arrangements for touring the facility. Calling ahead is recommended so a tour guide will be ready for you.

    • How do I know if I am eligible for rehab at RHI?

      If you are interested in being admitted to RHI, you should ask the discharge case manager or social worker at the hospital to notify RHI that you would like RHI to evaluate you for admission. A family member may also call the RHI admissions department to make the referral. A RHI Clinical Liaison will come evaluate you to see if you meet the RHI admission guidelines. RHI must also determine whether you meet the medicare / insurance criteria for admission as well.

    • How long will I be at RHI?

      Length of stay varies and is dependent on the patient’s diagnosis and progress. Your RHI team will be able to better estimate your length of stay once initial evaluations are completed. Assessments are individual and are not pre-determined.

    • Will my insurance company pay for my transportation to get to RHI?

      Payment varies case by case.

    • How will I get to RHI?

      The discharge case managers at the hospital where you are currently staying will be happy to make arrangements for you. In some cases, family may be able to transport you to RHI.

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