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Cincinnati Children's offers a complete continuum of care of rehabilitation services from an inpatient hospitalization to the outpatient setting. The services we offer are individualized for the patient and targets all types of diagnoses requiring rehabilitation. We offer many specialized services to patients and utilize the latest techniques and technology in occupational and physical therapy. This can include the comprehensive multi-disciplinary pediatric neuro-rehabilitation program at Cincinnati Children’s Drake Center and orthopedic and sports programs. Our goal is to help children, adolescents and young adults to reach their maximum potential of recovery.
We will develop a customized plan of care based on your child’s medical history and a comprehensive evaluation. The therapist works with you, your family and specialists from our team to plan a rehabilitation program that addresses your child’s needs. Throughout therapy, we re-examine and adjust the plan to meet the unique challenges each patient encounters. We continually reassess your child’s progress and share information with referring physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Programs are especially effective for children who have:
At Cincinnati Children’s Outpatient Drake, we offer a wide range of rehabilitation services in addition to providing a multi-discipline comprehensive program that features specialized services such as aquatic therapy, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT) and speech pathology in one location. The services we offer at this state-of-the-art facility are designed for a specific purpose: to make high-intensity therapy and quality rehabilitative care more convenient for you, your child and your family. Our therapists and specialists can easily collaborate to provide the most appropriate care for each child. Therapists in various disciplines work together to address each patient’s unique needs, adjusting the treatment plan to maximize the child's potential. Progress is easier to track throughout the continuum of care, making our programs more cost effective and convenient. These outpatient services are an extension of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; patients have a seamless transition from in-patient stays to continued outpatient therapy. We also offer a convenient transition for patients from other health care facilities.
All Cincinnati Children's professionals from physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology are licensed and have specialized training in pediatrics and rehabilitation. And thanks to their many years of experience, these healthcare providers are skilled at working as a team to provide the best possible treatment for each child.
Learn more about the therapies we offer at the Drake Center:
We require a physician’s prescription or referral to participate in an aquatic therapy program before you can make an appointment for your child. Aquatic therapy referrals may be faxed to 513-636-7975. For questions regarding aquatic therapy or aquatic wellness programs, call 513-636-2774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require all new patients to have a physician's referral for evaluation and treatment at any of our facilities. This ensures that we coordinate your child’s care with his primary care physician. By working closely with you, your family and your child’s other healthcare providers, we are able to provide comprehensive care and reach the best possible outcome. Call 513-636-4651 to make an appointment or for more information. Prescriptions may be faxed to 513-636-7975.
We offer a seamless transition from in-patient stays to continued outpatient therapy.
Rehabilitation patients have a seamless transition from in-patient stays to continued outpatient therapy.
Most insurance and government programs cover physical therapy and occupational therapy costs, but often require pre- authorization. Check with your insurance company about your plan’s therapy benefits and prior authorization requirements. Cincinnati Children's is committed to providing services to all children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. To determine if your child qualifies for financial assistance or for support with insurance pre-authorization, contact our financial services representatives at 513-636-4651.
Learn more about the Drake Center Outpatient location, including driving directions and hours.
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3026 | 1-513-636-4200 | 1-800-344-2462 | TTY:1-513-636-4900
New to Cincinnati Children’s or live outside of the Tristate area? 1-877-881-8479
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