New Patient Information
What can I expect from my therapy?
Thank you for choosing Hammond-Henry Hospital Rehabilitation to assist you in your rehabilitative process. As our patient, you are our partner in rehabilitation. Together, we will work as one team to reach your goals.
Does my insurance cover therapy?
Insurance companies often cover rehabilitation/therapy; although some companies will only cover a certain number of visits or a certain dollar amount. It is your responsibility
to familiarize yourself with your health insurance policy and know your coverage for physical, occupational, and/or speech, your co-pay, deductible, co-insurance and policy benefits before your appointment.
How can I prepare for my first visit to therapy?
Depending on your condition, a typical session will last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- All new patients and clients will be required to provide valid photo identification (Driver's License, State ID, Passport, School ID) in addition to their insurance card.
- Please have medication list and prior medical history available in order to complete Prior Medical History Form. Then have a seat until your therapist meets you for your evaluation.
- Wear clothes that are suitable for your treatment.
- If you are running late, please call and let us know so that we can accommodate your schedule.
- Please notify us 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you need to cancel.
What can I expect from my therapy evaluation and follow-Up treatments?
During your first visit, your therapist will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your current condition and how if it impacting your function. Your initial evaluation may consist of objective assessments and testing followed by an appropriate treatment plan, encompassing a home-exercise program, and discussing the frequency and duration of your rehabilitation. A copy of your Plan of Care will be sent to your physician. You and your therapist, in cooperation with your physician, will determine what goals are to be achieved during physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. To ensure clear and concise communication to your doctor and insurance provider, your therapist will use electronic documentation during each visit to document your treatment and progression toward these goals.
Although it depends on your diagnosis and general condition, your follow-up appointments may consist of:
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Therapeutic Activities
- Manual Therapy
- Review of your home-exercise program and your goals
- Patient Education
- Functional/Activity - Specific Exercises
Periodically, your therapist will complete a Progress Summary that will either be communicated to your physician, so please keep us informed of any upcoming follow-up visits you have with your doctor. This note will inform your physician of your progress in therapy and will generally give recommendations.
How is discharge from therapy determined?
Your therapy will continue as long as your physician prescribes, you continue to make significant functional gain, and are within your insurance benefits. You may also choose to stop your therapy at any time.
Complimentary Therapy Screens
A complimentary therapy screen is a 15-minute consult performed by a licensed physical, occupational, or speech therapist. This screen allows the therapist to gather information about your injury or illness in order to make appropriate recommendations for follow up therapy. Your therapist will work along with physician to assure you have the best care possible.
At your convenience, please call (309) 944-9150 today to schedule your free therapy screening.