Convalescent Care Center Admissions

Phone: (713) 921-7520 ext. 216

hdiaz@opendoorhouston.org

Admission to Convalescent Care Center

Eligibility Requirements

  • Homeless males (18 years and older)
  • Short-term (<180 days) convalescing medical conditions
  • Self-care (includes ADLs, injections, & management of bodily functions)
  • Independent in mobility
  • Ability to establish personal identification
  • Tobacco free, non-smoking campus. No tobacco of any kind, matches or lighters.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Active (untreated) infectious disease
  • Active (untreated) psychiatric illness
  • Moderate to severe mental retardation
  • Cognitive deficits / dementia
  • Recent evidence of uncontrolled or violent behavior
  • Fugitives
  • Registered sex offenders
  • Individuals prohibited from return to Open Door Mission
  • End of life / Hospice patients

NOTE: If the patient’s condition upon arrival is not congruent with the medical information supplied, admission to the Open Door Mission will be refused.

Instructions for Referring Patients

  1. Complete the Referral Form (A complete referral form can prevent delays in the referral process)
  2. FAX the referral form + H&P + Progress Notes from: physician, OT, PT, and specialty consults.
  3. Contact Social Services regarding the referral at least 48 business hours in advance of anticipated discharge (Messages will be returned within one business day)
  4. Requests for admissions should be made during regular business hours – Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm
  5. Patients admitted must arrive to facility no later than 1:00pm Monday-Wednesday.

*No weekend or after hour admissions
**Admission hours subject to change

Convalescent Care Center Contact Information

Phone: (713) 921-7520, Ext. 216
Fax: (713) 923-8743