Rehabilitation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, as part of the Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is located within Nationwide Children's Hospital. We offer a Comprehensive, Pediatric, Family-Centered Care Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Our Rehabilitation Clinic is established for follow-up visits, as well as evaluation for potential admission.

The mission of the Rehabilitation Program is to provide comprehensive, family-centered, rehabilitative services to meet the physical, developmental, social, psychological and educational needs of our patients and families. These needs will be met through a coordinated program of rehabilitation, patient care, research and education.

Our philosophy reflects our dedication to enhancing each patient’s functional abilities as well as providing support and education to the patient’s family. We believe children and adolescents who have experienced some loss in cognitive or physical functions have a greater chance of recovering part or all of their abilities when actively involved in a dynamic and progressive rehabilitation program. We are committed to providing comprehensive quality health care to children and adolescents.Rehab services include:

Services include:

  • Child Life
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Early Intervention
  • Education
  • Massage Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehab Case Management
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Learn more about the team

We continue to maintain accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a Pediatric Specialty Program. Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. We have demonstrated our commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.  Our program is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


To learn more about our program, read our 2016 Inpatient Rehabilitation Program report.

A physician referral is required for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.

Rehab Unit Video Tour

Take a tour through the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and learn about our program capabilities. 

Contact Info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Level 9
Phone: (614) 722-8653
Fax: (614) 722-8622

Rehabilitation Coordinator:
Cindy Iske, MS, OTR/L

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000