Being admitted to a skilled care facility can be a stressful time. At Sheepshead, our goal is to ease the admissions process by providing a clinical liaison nurse who will quickly review the patient’s information and make a determination whether we are the right place for you or your loved one. Our admissions director will make you comfortable and attend to all of your special needs and requests.

As soon as you arrive at Sheepshead, our social workers create a discharge plan and arrange for home care. They will ensure that you have all necessary services in place for a safe discharge to the home. Board certified physicians are available 24 hours a day for complete medical services and our staff maintains ongoing communication with your referring physician or surgeon, to ensure continuity of care. With just one phone call to our admissions director, 718-646-5700, you can access information regarding our full range of services.

The admissions process at Sheepshead is smooth and efficient as our clinical liaison nurse learns about  your personal  history, cultural beliefs, needs, likes and dislikes at the pre-admission screening. The assessment made before admission takes into account::
  • cognitive and physical health
  • physical functioning
  • behavior sensory abilities (vision and hearing)
  • communication abilities
  • decision making
  • personal background
  • spiritual needs
  • cultural and personal preferences

Our admissions staff can guide you about:

  • Palliative Care
  • Sub-acute Care
  • Support Groups for Family Members

Below is a list of insurances currently accepted at Sheepshead:

  • Aetna
  • Alphacare
  • Americhoice
  • Amerigroup
  • Amida
  • Affinity
  • Blue Cross
  • Care Resources Corp MLTC
  • Cigna
  • Elderserve
  • Extended - MLTC
  • GHI –Emblem
  • Guildnet
  • HealthNet


  • HIP - Emblem
  • Integra MLTC
  • Independence Care System (ICS)
  • Independent Living Systems MLTC
  • Metro Plus
  • Oxford
  • Quality Health Plans
  • Senior Whole Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Village Care
  • Wellcare
  • Workers Comp
  • No Fault