Inpatient Rehabilitation is a 12-bed medical unit located within Nationwide Children's Hospital with full access to all medical and diagnostic services. The Rehab Unit is a comprehensive inpatient pediatric specialty program has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) since 1992.
To Make A Referral:
- Call: (614) 722-8653
- Fax: (614) 722-8622
- Email Us
Each referral is evaluated individually according to the needs of the patient and family.
For more information, contact our Rehabilitation Coordinator, Cindy Iske, MS, OTR/L.
- The child must be medically stable before admission to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in order to actively participate in the amount of therapy intervention needed to achieve his/her rehabilitation goals.
- Common diagnoses considered appropriate for admission to rehabilitation 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.
- The child will have the potential to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy intervention per day. Therapy intervention must include a need for physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy.
- 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.
- The child will have preliminary plans for discharge established. These plans will help the team identify discharge needs (equipment, teaching and training) from day one.
- The child’s parents/primary caregivers will have training and educational needs regarding the care of their child.
- The child and parent will have goals/needs that could be met by the services/programs we offer.
- Insurance accepted: All types of commercial insurance, Managed Medicaid Programs, Medicaid, BCMH and self-pay. Always check with your health plan for the most up-to-date coverage.