Admissions Criteria

Pate accepts people across the spectrum of predicted outcomes. Our goal is to help make the transition to brain injury or stroke rehabilitation as smooth and simple as possible.

For families who want to discuss admission of their loved one, or have questions about admission, call us at 1-800-992-1149, or use the contact form.  Medical professionals who want to refer a patient should call, fax or complete a secure online referral.


Patient Requirements


For admission, patients should be:

• 16 years of age or older
• Medically stable (do not require 24-hour medical care, but 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 Programs


Transportation to treatment for day patients is provided so you don’t have to think about logistics during this important time. We offer a Spanish program with interpreters for people who prefer Spanish and can support other languages if indicated.


We Accept Referrals from These Sources


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


Patients May Admit From


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


Mental Health Guidelines


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, we require the following:

• 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


Substance Abuse Guidelines

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
• Affordable Care Act plans

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