Rehabilitation Services

San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital

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Have you or a loved one suffered a debilitating illness or injury? At Alvarado Hospital, our San Diego Rehabilitation Institute specialists help restore patients to their optimum level of function.

It can be difficult to transition back to everyday life after a debilitating illness or injury, but Alvarado Hospital is here to help. With advanced rehabilitation techniques and a caring support team, we help patients by providing a continuum of care.

Alvarado Hospital provides inpatient care for acute rehabilitation as well as a variety of outpatient rehabilitation services. We offer exceptional rehabilitative care with optimal patient outcomes close to home, making rehabilitation convenient and accessible.

Interested in rehabilitation at Alvarado Hospital? We accept nearly all insurance plans, both government and private, with a physician referral. Call to learn more!

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.

Some of the Programs and Therapies We Offer

Alvarado Hospital helps its rehabilitation patients get back to living their lives through a number of different, highly advanced treatments. Some of them include:

For a complete list of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation available at Alvarado Hospital, click here.

Why Choose 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 fact, Alvarado Hospital was the first in California to receive two designations from The Joint Commission, one for rehabilitation and the other as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

Your Care Team

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.

Contacting Alvarado Hospital - (619) 229-7380

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!

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Physician Referral

Alvarado's Physician Referral Service can help you find a physician who meets your needs. To find a physician, simply click on the Physician Finder or call (800) ALVARADO (800-258-2723). Additional information regarding our rehabilitation services also is available.

Join the Alvarado Advantage Club

Alvarado Advantage Club

If you will be an Alvarado Hospital patient or visitor, you are invited to join the free Alvarado Advantage Club. Members receive a variety of benefits, including VIP parking and priority for a private room when available; 10% discount at the Alvarado Gift Shop, Cafe and Gourmet Coffee Cart; 10% discount at the Alvarado Medical Plaza Pharmacy; first notification of special events and classes; hotel discounts and much, much more! To learn more or to register online click here or call (800) 258-2723.