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Admission Criteria

Craig Hospital treats patients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or related neurological disorders. All referrals have to be approved prior to admission by Craig Hospital and the Craig physicians in the CNS Medical Group, P.C., based on diagnosis, medical condition, rehabilitation goals, funding requirements, and anticipated discharge disposition. All admission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Wheelchair ClassCraig Hospital's programs are designed for adult patients, 16 years of age or older, and only on very rare occasions are there exceptions for younger patients, and exceptions require Medical Director approval.

Craig Hospital does not typically admit patients with brain injury on ventilators. Referral of patients with spinal cord injury on ventilators require an on-site evaluation by a Craig Hospital evaluator before an admission decision is made.

Physician to physician referral to Craig is required on all brain injury referrals. Physician referral of patients with spinal cord injury is highly recommended, but is not mandatory. Previous medical records are typically required to help up make an admission determination. Craig Hospital does not discriminate admissions on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, or culture.

In many referral situations there can be challenging issues regarding a family's ability to travel to do a tour, distance versus quality concerns, patient transportation costs for the transfer from acute care to rehabilitation, family and child care needs, and others. We want families to know that because we admit patients from almost every state in the U.S. each year, we understand and work with families on these challenges virtually every day. We invite you to call us so we can work with you and your particular circumstances and needs. With our non-profit status and our Craig Hospital Foundation, we have resources and flexibility to meet peoples' needs in areas that many other rehabilitation hospitals do not.


Craig Hospital Admissions: 303-789-8344 or

Fax: 720-599-3990

CNS Medical Group Referral Line: 303-789-8220