Rehabilitation FAQs

Rehabilitation FAQs

Answers to Common Questions about Rehabilitation at Alvarado Hospital

Will you accept my insurance?
While the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital accepts most private and government insurance plans from patients who have a referral from a physician, we encourage you to contact us for insurance-related questions.

What conditions do you treat?
We help patients after they have suffered a number of debilitating illnesses and injuries, including but not limited to stroke, head injury/TBI, injuries to the spinal column, fractures and amputation.

What types of rehabilitation services do you offer?
Alvarado Hospital offers a number of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and speech therapy. Call us or click here to learn more about our specific services.

I wasn't originally treated at Alvarado. Can I still get my rehabilitation there?
Yes! We accept patients regardless of where they received their initial hospital care. You are free to choose a rehabilitation center based on what is most convenient and accessible for you—or if we are closer to your home.

What are programs and therapies offered?
Alvarado Hospital helps its rehabilitation patients get back to living their lives through a number of different, highly advanced treatments. Some of them include:

We also offer a Comebackers Neuro Club and newsletter for suvivors of neurological incidents. For a complete list of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation available at Alvarado Hospital, click here.

Why chose the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute?
Our treatment team is led by a physiatrist—a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation—and includes a broad spectrum of rehabilitation professionals.

Our rehabilitation program is the recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval® for Stroke Rehabilitation from The Joint Commission. Only those rehabilitation programs that meet the high-quality standards of The Joint Commission are awarded the Gold Seal®.

In addition, any patient who joins the free Alvarado Advantage Club receives a complimentary Union-Tribune newspaper each day of hospitalization, gourmet coffee card for visitors, daily visit from our Patient Experience coordinator and much more!

Who is involved in the patients' care?
Our team includes a physiatrist; physical, occupational, recreational, pelvic, spine and speech therapists; and rehabilitation nurses to provide patient-centered rehabilitation. Other specialists on the team include a neurologist, respiratory therapists, licensed clinical counselors, social workers and registered dieticians. All care is coordinated by a case manager who guides patients and their loved ones through the appropriate levels of treatment with an aim to restore them to their optimum level of function at home, work and community.

What is the next step?
If you are interested in rehabilitation services at Alvarado Hospital, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about the programs and services we offer.

  • For inpatient care, call (619) 229-7380
  • For outpatient care, call (619) 229-7216

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve optimal rehabilitation and improving your quality of life!