Admission Criteria

Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center - Waco

A physician referral is required for admittance to Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center - Waco. Patients must also pass a pre-admission screening:

  • The patient has the potential to improve function or achieve independence
  • The patient is medically stable
  • The patient and family are willing to participate with the team in the therapeutic program
  • The patient can tolerate or benefit from a minimum of three hours of therapeutic services per day at least five days per week
  • The patient requires 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • The patient has not been previously admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation program for the same diagnosis, unless functional status has significantly changed

The program does not currently admit patients who are ventilator dependent or comotose. Patients must also be at least 14 years old.

Average Length of Stay

The treatment team will determine an estimated length of stay for each patient based on the admission evaluation. Factors include severity of injury or illness, previous health status and additional medical complications. For most patients, the average length of stay is approximately two weeks.

Diagnoses Treated

Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center - Waco provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for patients with the following disabling illnesses or injuries:

  • Stroke/cerebral vascular accident (CVA)
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Polyarthritis
  • Orthopedic dysfunction
  • Degenerative and progressive neurological disorders
  • Guillain-Barré
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Congenital deformities


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