CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation

About This Location

For More Information or For Referrals, Please Call 320-251-2700 ext: 55265

We understand that you and your loved ones are scared and unsure of the path back to normal. You’re not alone — we will help you on your journey. We have many years of experience helping patients gain strength back on their way to more independence and living. We will be with you each step of the way.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital helps you gain strength with intensive therapy and encourages family members to take part in therapy sessions as well. The inpatient rehabilitation program provides:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation under the supervision of a physician trained in physical and rehabilitation medicine.
  • Care and treatments coordinated with a multidisciplinary team of certified registered nurses, highly skilled and trained physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, care management team, psychologists and dieticians to name a few

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How Do Patients Qualify For Our Unit?

  • Patients must be able to actively participate in 3 hours of therapy a day from at least two types of therapies – physical, occupational or speech therapy.
  • Have a medical necessity requiring the supervision of a physician and registered nurses.
  • Have a qualifying diagnosis:
    • Stroke
    • Brain Injury
    • Amputation
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Multiple fracture
    • Other conditions that require intensive rehabilitation
  • Have the ability to significantly improve function and reach goals within a realistic length of stay and...
  • Have the potential to return home after discharge.

Most insurance companies require a prior authorization to determine coverage. We have a dedicated team that obtains this, but you are encouraged to contact your insurance company to check your benefits and if a deductible is required.

Quality Measures

Learn more about our quality metrics and facility scores at medicare.gov.

Please note that the statistics recorded by medicare.gov do not account for all the patients seen in our facility.

What to Expect

As a patient on the unit, you will have at least three hours of therapy, five days per week and on weekends and holidays as needed. Therapy programs are made to meet your needs. An iPad, Nintendo® Wii™ and other advanced technology may be used as part of your therapy. You also may choose to join in evening activities with our volunteers or sit on the patio and enjoy some fresh air.


On the rehabilitation unit personal clothes are worn throughout the day. Your therapy will require comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring:

  • Loose fitting shirts or sweatshirts (3-4)
  • Loose fitting slacks or sweatpants (3-4), elastic waistbands will be the most comfortable
  • Pajamas/robe
  • Walking shoes (no flip-flops please)
  • Underwear & socks (1-week supply)

If you are unsure what to wear, ask your therapist during your first visit. A washer and dryer are available on the unit and a member of our staff will wash your clothing, as needed. Remember to bring personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, cosmetics and toiletries. You may also wish to bring pictures or other reminders of home or hobby items, such as books, puzzles and crafts to help you adjust to your new environment.


Cell phones are ok to use on the unit. Each room has a landline phone and a nurse can help you or your loved one use it, if needed. There is a toll-free number that family members may use to get updates on your condition from a nurse. Computer access is available in the family lounge and WiFi is available in the patient rooms. You may use your own radio or CD player. A DVD/VCR is available upon request along with a movie list.

Patient and Family Involvement

Inpatient Rehabilitation programs are designed to work with you or your loved one to improve function. Patients on the rehabilitation unit have more responsibility in their own care. Rehabilitation focuses on teaching you and your family how to take care of you. This may include managing your own medications to prepare you for going home.

You and your family are the most important members of the rehabilitation team. We encourage family members to be involved in your treatment. Our team reviews your progress and barriers to discharge with you and your family during a weekly team meeting. In addition to providing moral support, family will be asked to take part in therapy sessions to learn techniques to help you after you are discharged.

Visiting Hours

Similar to other units at the hospital, our visitor hours are 7 am to 8 pm daily.

Your Next Destination

Discharge planning begins when you are admitted to our rehabilitation unit. The rehabilitation team will work with you and your family to make plans for home care or other services, medical equipment, outpatient therapies or other community resources.

After leaving the rehabilitation unit, many of our patients are able to go home.

Thank you for considering the St Cloud Hospital Rehabilitation Unit for your post acute care needs. We look forward to working with you and your loved one.

For more information please call 320-251-2700 ext: 55265.

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