Inpatient Rehabilitation Referrals :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Inpatient Rehabilitation Referrals

Inpatient Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive inpatient pediatric specialty program has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) since 1992.

  • For patients who are currently in a hospital other than Nationwide Children’s Hospital, ask your attending physician or discharge planner to make a referral. To make a referral, call (614) 722-8653.
  • For patients who are not currently in a hospital, ask your primary care physician to make a referral. To make a referral, call (614) 722-8653.

For more information, contact our Rehabilitation Coordinator, Cindy Iske, MS, OTR/L.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Admission Criteria:

  1. The child must be medically stable before admission to the Rehab Unit so he/she can actively participate in the amount of therapy intervention needed to achieve his/her rehab goals.
  2. Common diagnoses considered appropriate for admission to rehabilitiation include, but are not limited to, brain injury, spinal cord injury (all levels, complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries and all etiologies), stroke, orthopedic, neurological conditions and general deconditioning. Co-morbidities may include tracheostomy, CPAP, Bi-PAP, or ventilator assistance.).
  3. The child will have the potential to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy intervention per day. Therapy intervention may include, but is not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, educational instruction, psychology and neuropsychology.
  4. The child will be able to demonstrate the ability to follow one-step commands. In the case of those with traumatic brain injuries, the child will be functioning at a Rancho Level III or greater.
  5. The child will have preliminary plans for discharge established. These plans will help the Rehabilitation Team identify discharge needs (equipment, teaching and training) from day one.
  6. The child’s parents/primary caregivers will have training and educational needs regarding the care of their child.
  7. The child and parent will have goals/needs that could be met by our services/programs.
  8. Insurance accepted: All types of commercial insurance, Managed Medicaid Programs, Medicaid, BCMH and self-pay.

Each referral is evaluated individually according to the needs of the patient and family.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000