CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation

About This Location

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

Do you have a loved one who suffered from illness or injury and would like to become more independent again? We offer support and education to patients and their families who experienced

  • stroke
  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • neurological impairments such as multiple sclerosis
  • multiple traumas
  • amputations
  • orthopedic conditions
  • and more

Why Choose CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation?

Our unit provides treatment that is overseen by our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. They lead a team of rehabilitation professionals including nationally certified registered nurses, highly skilled therapists, licensed social worker, psychologist, dietitian and others. The team works with each patient and family to develop a treatment plan for each patient's needs.

Admission Process

Before coming to the unit, your chart is reviewed by a rehabilitation doctor to decide if you are a candidate for inpatient rehabilitation.

You must be at least 13 years old and:

  • Need close care of complex health conditions
  • Be able to benefit from a coordinated care plan
  • Have needs that cannot be met at a nursing home or other lower level of care
  • Need at least two forms of therapy
  • Be able to actively participate in an intense therapy program
  • Have the potential to greatly improve your health and reach goals within a realistic length of stay; and
  • Have the potential to return home after therapy.

We look forward to working with you. As soon as you arrive in the hospital we begin planning for when you will leave.

What to Expect

As a patient on the unit, you will have at least three hours of therapy, five days per week between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and on weekends as needed. Therapy programs are made to meet your needs. Most therapy is done one-on-one but also may be provided in a group setting. A Nintendo® Wii™ and other advanced technology may be used as part of your therapy. You also may choose to join in evening or weekend activities.


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. Personal clothing needs to be washed by a family member or caregiver. A washer and dryer are available on the unit. Remember to bring all necessary personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, cosmetics and toiletries. You may also wish to bring pictures or other reminders of home, a calling card, 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 phone. The nurse can help you use the phone. There is a toll-free number that family members may use to ask about your condition. Computer access is available in the family lounge, as well as in patient rooms. You may use your own radio or CD player. A DVD/VCR is available upon request along with a movie list. A Nintendo® Wii™ may be used as part of a patient’s therapy.

Family Involvement

We encourage family members to be involved in your treatment. 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.

Room With a View

In addition to the outstanding people, and innovative programs, nearly all patients on our 20-bed unit enjoy a tranquil view of the Mississippi River.

Visiting Hours

The rehabilitation unit offers expanded and flexible visiting hours to meet the needs of our patients and their families. In addition, we work with you to accommodate "rooming in" requests.

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 nursing services, medical equipment, outpatient therapies or other community resources.

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

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

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