Pate’s admissions process is streamlined, allowing patients to settle in quickly and comfortably.


Prospective patients must be:

• 16 years of age or older
• Medically stable (meaning they do not require 24-hour medical care, but they may have impairments in physical movement, continence, speech and language functioning, cognition, behavior, or other medical issues)
• Level 4 or higher on the 10-level Rancho Los Amigos Scale of post-injury cognitive function

Pate works with patients ranging the full spectrum of predicted outcomes. We welcome referrals from:

• Physicians
• Hospital discharge planners or social workers
• Insurance company case managers
• Clinical neuropsychologists
• Therapists
• Family members

Patients may be admitted from:

• Home
• Acute-care hospitals
• Acute-rehabilitation hospitals
• Long-term acute-care hospitals
• Outpatient clinics
• Nursing homes

Concerning mental health:

We admit patients who have previous and/or co-occurring mental health diagnoses in addition to their brain injury.  If the mental health issue is serious, the patient is admitted on a conditional basis, with specific guidelines for program participation and goals for progress. Those with behavioral difficulties must not be a danger to themselves or others when working independently.

Concerning substance abuse:

Patients with a past history of substance abuse must be abstinent upon admission and must remain so during the course of treatment.

Accepted funding sources:

• Group Health Insurance
• Private Pay
• Financial aid procured through the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
• Workers’ Compensation

Contact our admissions department by email or phone 1-800-992-1149 for more information.