Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one has experienced an acute spinal cord injury, we're sorry that this has happened. We know that spinal cord injuries change many people's lives. Our staff at Shepherd Center believes life can still be fulfilling and enjoyable, regardless of the severity of your injury.

If you are currently in a trauma center, your doctor, case manager or discharge planner will talk to you about the next step once you are stabilized. Shepherd Center may be a rehabilitation option for you, depending on the severity of your injury, your current condition, and your insurance plan's specifications.

Call our admissions department at 404-350-7345 to 
initiate a referral to Shepherd Center. Your comeback begins here®.

Our patients travel from around the nation to undergo Shepherd Center's aggressive brand of rehabilitation that you just won't find anywhere else. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about us.

Get to know Shepherd Center. Download a PDF of our brochure.

View our Patient Stories of Hope

View our video series: Understanding Spinal Cord Injury.

Meet our Physicians.

Shepherd Center is very different from a general hospital's rehabilitation unit. Our staff specializes in spinal cord injury and treats a high volume of patients - nearly 450 each year. As a result, we have more experience in dealing with spinal cord injuries at every level of injury, including people who are ventilator dependent or have a dual diagnosis of spinal cord and brain injury. Shepherd Center is one of 14 facilities in the U.S. that is designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Submit a Patient Referral Inquiry

Please complete the form below, providing as much of the requested information as possible. When finished, click on "Request Referral" to have your message sent to Shepherd Center's Admissions Department.

Please complete the following steps to begin the referral process for your loved one:

  • Complete this form, providing as much of the requested information as possible.
  • Click “Submit Inquiry” to have your message sent to Shepherd Center’s Admissions Department.
  • Work with your doctor or case manager to complete the referral process.

Referral Information


Your Information

Patient Status

Referring Provider

Additional Information

Please fax the patient’s medical records to Shepherd Center at 404-603-4504.

Download this PDF file to get a checklist of additional information needed for the referral process.