Refer a Patient

A young male nurse pushes an elderly patient in a wheelchairPatients can be transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital from any medical facility in Southern California. We are recognized for our nearly 60% ventilator weaning success rate, one of the highest in the nation. We partner and coordinate care with admitting physicians and hospitals to ensure the best care possible. Physicians can refer patients to Barlow Respiratory Hospital for our specialized care even if they do not have an existing affiliation.

To Refer a Patient
Submit Documents to Barlow’s Admissions Department
CALL 213-202-6878
FAX   213-250-7415


Doctors from the finest Southern California hospitals including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles, White Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and many others refer patients to Barlow for admission.

Admissions Criteria

Fellow medical professionals, patients and families trust our tradition of exceptional care for medically complex patients. At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, our expertise in ventilator weaning and team approach brings the best care modern respiratory medicine can deliver to each patient and each family.

To make a new referral to admit a patient to any Barlow Respiratory Hospital location, contact our centralized Admissions Department (213) 202-6878
and provide the following:

  • History and Physical (H&P)
  • 3 days of Progress Notes
  • Labs (current)
  • 24 hour MAR
  • Consultation(s)
  • X-Ray report(s)
  • Respiratory Reports and Setting
  • Facesheet
  • Insurance Card

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is a Long-Term Care Hospital.
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About Barlow Respiratory Hospital

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Barlow Respiratory Hospital is an accredited, licensed 105 bed Long Term Care Hospital with locations in Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Whittier, California. Services include:

  • Multi-disciplinary Care Team
    Each patient’s care includes individualized services from each area of our multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Physical Therapy (PT)
    • Occupational Therapy (OT)
    • Speech-Language pathology
      • Tracheostomy button placement
      • Passy-Muir® Valve
      • Video Swallow Studies (VSS)
  • Respiratory Care Services
    • 24 hour respiratory care
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certified
    • Expertise in ventilator management and weaning
  • On-Site Services
    • Laboratory
      • Microbiology
      • Arterial Blood Gas Lab
    • Radiology
    • Pharmacy
    • Blood bank
    • CT Scan
  • Nutrition Services
    • Registered Dietician
  • IV Management /Therapies
    • Intravenous Parenteral Nutrition
  • Wound Care Specialist / Advanced Wound Management
  • Special Procedures include:
    • GI procedures
    • Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • PEG placement
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Stoma button placement
    • Percutaneous Tracheostomy (Barlow Main )
  • Nursing Staff Certifications
    • All RNs at Barlow satellite sites are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
  • RN Staffing ratio (ICU) 1:2
  • On-Site 24 hours:
    • 24-hour on-site physician coverage
    • 24-hour respiratory care practitioners
    • 24-hour radiology, tele-radiology and pharmacist
    • 24-hour laboratory/transfusion service
  • On-site Board-Certified Pulmonologists
    • Qualified Physicians
    • Barlow Pulmonary Medical Group medical practice is dedicated to Barlow Respiratory Hospital
    • Medical Director is on-site at Barlow Main Campus and oversees care at Barlow’s satellite facilities in Whittier and Van Nuys.
    • Consulting Physicians in related specialties contribute to individualized treatment plans
  • All Beds Telemetry Monitored
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (Barlow Main Campus, Los Angeles)
  • Locations in Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Whittier, California
  • Expertise in ventilator management and weaning,
    nearly 60% success rate, among the highest in the nation
  • Accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and private insurance
  • 105 Bed Long-Term Acute Care Licensed Hospital
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Case Management
  • Laboratory Services
  • Social Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Wound Management
  • Support Groups
  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Barlow Respiratory Hospital is noted for expertise in ventilator management and weaning.
Centralized Admissions
To admit a patient to any of our three Barlow Respiratory Hospital locations,
call our Admissions info line: 213-202-6878 / FAX 213-250-7415

or contact our Admissions Department