Rehabilitation at Weiss

Rehabilitation @ WeissEveryone has unique goals and expectations for recovery following injury, illness or surgery. That is why our rehabilitation process begins with listening to patients’ concerns and priorities. Rehabilitation at Weiss Memorial Hospital focuses on the patient first, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Acute Care
Seeing patients early in their hospitalization can speed recovery and prevent complications from prolonged bedrest. Our therapists work to improve functional status, provide patient/family education and make recommendations for assistance or further care upon discharge. Visit Rehab Services, 1st Floor, Weiss Memorial Hospital.


  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone: (773) 564-5688
Fax: (773) 564-5689

Inpatient Rehabilitation
Patients who need intensive inpatient rehabilitation work with a patient care team to prepare for life after discharge by participating in individual interventions, group treatment and community re-integration activities. Referrals for admissions are accepted from physicians, case managers, social workers and community agencies, or by self-referral. Our rehabilitation staff work with the referral source to determine eligibility for the program and to arrange for admission. Visit the Rehab Unit 4NW, C Elevator 4th floor, Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Fore more information download our Inpatient Rehabilitation Brochure (PDF).


  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Phone: (773) 564-5402
Fax: (773) 564-5401

See Inpatient Care FAQ for more information. 

Outpatient Rehabilitation
For patients who have left the hospital or who live in the community and have therapy needs, therapy services are available on an outpatient basis. Our outpatient rehabilitation therapists have advanced competency in orthopedic and neurologic treatment, vestibular rehab, hand therapy and speech/swallowing services. Our outpatient team can help determine the appropriate care site for you and assist with obtaining referrals and pre-certifications. Flexible hours are available for your convenience. Visit Rehab Services, 1st Floor, Weiss Memorial Hospital.


  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Phone: (773) 564-5688
Fax: (773) 564-5689

See Outpatient Therapy FAQ for more information. 

The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being." In order to address the many factors that contribute to each patient’s unique definition of well-being, professionals skilled in all aspects of rehabilitation staff the Rehabilitation Center. These professionals work together as teams who specialize in rehabilitation medicine. Team members may include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Psychologists

In all settings, patients and their families work together with our rehab teams to improve function, learn techniques to manage daily activities and identify ways for the patient to return to meaningful living. Because we believe that education is key to effective rehab, our patients receive the following information as part of the rehab process:

  • Medical diagnosis and its implications for functional ability
  • Ways to compensate for impairments
  • Ways to prevent further impairment
  • Adaptation to changes in level of function
  • Strategies for an active, healthy lifestyle

Our program philosophy and progressive clinical practices help our patients achieve a key goal of the Healthy People 2020 initiative: to increase quality and years of healthy life. We help our patients regain independence, pursue active, healthy lifestyles and resume participation in their communities.

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