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As a long-term acute and chronic care hospital, our goal is to make the referral process as easy as possible. Gaylord's  services include medically complex care and rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient). Our specialized programs include spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, ventilator weaning, respiratory management, Brain and Stroke Residential/transitional living programs, and neurological rehabilitation, among many others.

Referring a Patient

Physician referrals are requested.

Patient self-referrals are welcome.

Inpatient Referrals

For Inpatient Referrals to Gaylord Hospital, call the Admissions Department at (203) 284-2810, use AllScripts, or FAX 203-284-2811. Gaylord's Admissions Department can answer initial questions and have a Regional Healthcare Manager, who is a registered nurse, review the patient's clinical needs, conduct a physical evaluation and determine whether the patient is appropriate for admission to Gaylord. A dedicated admissions nurse conducts chart reviews for patients located outside of our geographic area.

Gaylord Hospital cares for complex medical patients in need of both acute medical care and therapy services. If the answer to one or more of the following questions is yes, the patient may be eligible for admission to Gaylord Hospital.  Please call the Admissions Department at (203) 284-2810, or use AllScripts, to schedule a Gaylord evaluation for your patient.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Does the patient have multisystem failures?
  • Is the patient on a ventilator?
  • Is the patient in need of intensive wound care?
  • Is the patient too unstable for transfer to a lower level of care?
  • Is the patient’s rehabilitation compromised by acute medical issues?
  • Is the patient’s anticipated length of stay longer than 14 days?
  • Is the patient in the intensive care unit?

Admissions Department: (203) 284-2810,
Admissions Department Fax: (203) 284-2811

Outpatient Referrals

For Outpatient Referrals to Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, contact our Scheduling Department at (203) 284-2888, or FAX (203) 294-8705. Gaylord's Outpatient Scheduling Department can answer questions and schedule patient appointments. An Outpatient Regional Healthcare Manager is also available to visit your office to discuss our wide array of services. We can supply materials to help your team expedite referral paperwork and provide patient education materials to assist in explaining why your patient is being referred to Gaylord for a specific service.

To make an Outpatient Referral, call the Outpatient Department at (203) 284-2888.

Outpatient Department Fax: (203) 294-8705

Direct dial options:

Audiology Appointments (Wallingford): (203) 284-2880

Fax: (203) 949-2160

Physician Appointments (Wallingford): (203) 284-2845

Fax: (203) 294-8705

Residential/Transitional Living (Wallingford): (203) 741-3488

Fax: (203) 294-8766

Physical Therapy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (North Haven): (203) 230-9226

Fax: (203) 294-8705

Download Outpatient Physician Referral Form



Gaylord accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most major health insurance plans.
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