Outpatient Rehabilitation

At Weiss Memorial Hospital, we’re here to support you through all stages of rehabilitation and recovery. Our outpatient rehabilitation is designed to focus on your individual needs. 

What types of rehabilitation are offered?

Our highly trained outpatient rehabilitation therapists have advanced competency in orthopedic and neurologic treatment, vestibular rehab, hand therapy and speech/swallowing services. These trained professionals work together to address all aspects of your rehabilitation to improve your quality of life. Members of your rehabilitation team may include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Speech pathologists 

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

To receive outpatient therapy, you’ll need a referral from your doctor stating the medical necessity for therapy as well as your diagnosis and preferred treatment. This referral is also important for most insurance plans to cover therapy treatment costs. Insurance coverages vary, but members of the outpatient therapy clinic can assist in confirming your coverage. 

When and where is outpatient rehabilitation performed?

Rehab Services is located on the first floor at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, we also offer flexible hours by appointment to help accommodate your needs. Contact our department by phone at 773-564-5688 or email at rehab@weisshospital.com. 

What will outpatient therapy involve?

Your rehabilitation is designed to improve your ability to function in your daily life. You’ll learn techniques to manage your daily activities and your team will help identify ways for you to return to meaningful living. While rehabilitation is uniquely designed for each individual, in general, you’ll learn ways to compensate for any impairments as well as ways to prevent future injury. 

You may learn ways to adapt to changes in your level of function and other strategies for a more active, healthy lifestyle. Our goal is to help you regain or maintain your independence and enable you to fully participate in your community.