Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Inpatient Services

Inpatient Services

Our 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit is located within Cincinnati Children's and has access to all of its services and programs. Our CARF-accredited programs serve children, adolescents and young adults, ages 1 to 17. The environment supports optimal functional independence with state-of-the-art equipment, therapy gyms, inpatient school classroom, Child Life activity centers, and community outings and school visits. Our medical and nursing services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with therapy programs providing services Monday through Saturday.

Hours of Operation 

Nursing and physician coverage is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Therapy services are available:

  • 8 am-5 pm  Monday-Friday
  • 8 am-4:30 pm Saturday  

Sunday is designed to be a day of rest for inpatient rehabilitation patients. 


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center main campus, Location A, fourth floor.

Inpatient Outcomes Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2022
(July - June) 
Number of patients admitted  139
Average number of days in rehab program  18.6
Ages served  1 - 18 years
*Average number of therapeutic intervention hours per scheduled therapy day  4.03
Percent of patients discharged home  91%
Percent of patients able to return to leisure activities by 90 days   67%
Family satisfaction (all 9's and 10's)
Percent of patients who were able to maintain or improve function while in the program  100%

*Therapeutic intervention is defined as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy and psychology.

CARF Accredited

CARF gold seal.

Cincinnati Children’s has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric specialty care programs since 1997, for our brain injury program since 2015, and for our cancer and pain programs since 2018. We are the first in the world to receive an accreditation in pediatric cancer rehabilitation and only the second to receive an accreditation in pediatric pain rehabilitation.

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