ADMISSIONS

To refer a client for services at World Services for the Blind, please submit the following information and documentation at least one week before the anticipated date of arrival. Once all information and documentation has been received, it will be reviewed by WSB staff and, upon approval, an admission date will be confirmed. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact training@wsblind.org or call 800-248-0734.

REFERRAL INFORMATION

  1. A completed and signed WSB Admissions Application & HIPPA Privacy Authorization Form

  2. Current medical history and medication list signed by client’s physician, and current insurance card

  3. Vision report signed by client’s physician (dated no earlier than one year prior to admission date)

  4. A current negative TB test (can be done at any health department or physician’s office) 

  5. Special dietary plan or listing of special medical needs

  6. Recent psychological evaluation if client has a history of psychiatric or psychological problems

  7. Copies of reports of evaluation or training activities, if applicable

  8. Authorization in the amount of $5,225.00 ($3,375.00 for training, and $1,850.00 for room & board) for first 30 days of training


ONLINE TRAINING

*If a client wants to pursue an online training program, please specify on page 2 of the application under the section “Career Training Program.” Learn more about which programs are available online on our Career Training Programs page.

  1. A completed and signed WSB Admissions Application

  2. Vision Report signed by client’s physician (dated no earlier than one year prior to admission date)

  3. Copies of reports of evaluation or training activities, if applicable

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APPLICATIONS & FORMS

Admissions Application & HIPPA Privacy Authorization Form (Must Download PDF to Fill and Save Application)

HIPPA Privacy Authorization Form

Fee Schedule (Updated 9/24/19)

O&M Referral Process (Word)

O&M Referral Form (Word)

What to Bring (Word) (PDF)

Client Manual (Word)