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An ideal place for regaining independence
Our goal: to help you achieve your highest level of recovery and return home as soon as possible.
Welcome to UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital. Located on Madison’s far east side, close to the intersection of I-90 and U.S. Hwy 151, we are a 50-bed acute inpatient rehabilitative facility dedicated to the recovery of people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, trauma injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal: to help you achieve your highest level of recovery and return home as soon as possible.
Helping you return home quickly and safely
Situated on a 10-acre campus that allows for outdoor therapy and visitation, UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides a unique environment for patients. We focus on helping you recover toward maximum functional independence so you can return home as quickly and safely as possible.
Types of patients we care for
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is called an acute rehabilitation hospital, which is different from a skilled nursing facility or subacute rehabilitation facility. Patients admitted to an acute rehabilitation hospital like ours are expected to make significant improvement within a clearly defined period of time.
You may qualify for admission to UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital if you are at least 16 and have experienced any of these conditions:
Spinal cord injury
Orthopedic conditions (hip or knee replacement, hip or other fractures, etc.)
Neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Guillain-Barre Syndrome)
Our current visitor policy
Due to COVID-19, adult inpatients may have one visitor (16 or older) per 24 hours. No overnight stays are allowed. For clinic appointments, one support person (16 or older) may accompany each adult patient, two primary support persons for pediatric patients. All visitors must wear masks and will be screened upon entering.
Information for patients and families
For more information about your stay or visit, please consult our Patient and Family Visitor Guide.
A state-of-the-art facility
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers an array of modern amenities unlike few acute rehabilitation facilities in the region. Your plan for each day and your entire stay are focused on achieving the independence necessary for you to return home.
Your rehabilitation team meets regularly to discuss your needs and goals. Based on your admission diagnosis, a projected date is set for you to go home. You and your family members are instrumental members of the rehab team, which includes doctors, rehab nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech/language therapists, rehab psychologists, social workers and a case manager.
Your recovery is supported by our expertly trained staff in a facility that offers:
Patient rooms that are very spacious and ADA-accessible
A dining room. While currently closed due to COVID-19, this is where patients typically
enjoy made-from-scratch meals.
An adaptive kitchen and functional living apartment where patients re-learn daily living
Customized therapy for your recovery
As a patient at UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, you will be seen each day by a doctor who specializes in treating your pain caused by injury, illness or a medical condition. Most patients receive three hours of therapy daily, which may consist of occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT) or speech therapy. Patients typically receive therapy at scheduled times that vary from day to day.
Parking and transportation
How to get here
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is conveniently located on Madison’s far east side, close to the intersection of I-90 and U.S. Hwy 151. Set your GPS for “UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital” or see our map and directions.