Make a Referral

Patients can be referred to the Penn Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) or the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse for inpatient care by a physician, insurance company, discharge planner/social worker, home health agency, family member or self-referral.

Refer patients to the Good Shepherd Penn Partners referral center:

  • Via phone, at 1-877-969-7342
  • Via fax, at 215-893-6530
  • Via email, at GSPPreferral@uphs.upenn.edu

Referring physicians should provide recent information on history and physical, medications, demographics and recent office visit dates. An admissions liaison will review this information to determine if a patient meets admission criteria. Other factors influencing patient admission include bed availability and the patient’s medical stability.

Why refer to Good Shepherd Penn Partners?

  • Outstanding medical care linked to Penn Medicine’s support and physicians
  • Access to one of the largest, most comprehensive continuum of care in our region
  • Therapists experienced in treating medically complex patients as well as the physically and cognitively impaired
  • Ability to take medically fragile patients in our long-term acute care hospital, with transitional rehabilitation programs available to move patients into the inpatient rehabilitation setting
  • Integrated admissions staff for assistance in post-acute placement
  • Outcomes measurements showing high discharge-to-home rates
  • Leading-edge technology with capacity for telemedicine physician consults
  • CARF accreditation for Stroke Specialty Program, Brain Injury Specialty Program, Spinal Cord Injury System of Care Program, Amputee Specialty Program and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program

Download the complete set of admission guidelines for Penn Rehab and the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse.