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St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
1406 Sixth Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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For more information about the St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, please call (320) 255-5740.

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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 St. Cloud Hospital?

  • CARF AccreditedWe are highly recognized by Magnet and CARF which assures you receive the highest quality services possible.

  • Magnet RecognizedOur 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.
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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.

For more information or to schedule a tour of our Rehabilitation Unit, call 320-255-5740.

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 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 about our unit's discharges and quality outcomes, please visit our Outcomes page.

For more information or to schedule a tour of our Rehabilitation Unit, call 320-255-5740.

Learn about CARF

We are pleased to be the first facility in Central Minnesota accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our inpatient rehabilitation hospital programs for adults, children and adolescents. We have been CARF accredited since 2009 and received a three-year accreditation in 2012.

St. Cloud Hospital has passed an in-depth review of its services.

  • Adherence to rigorous guidelines for service and quality, recognized nationally and internationally.

A commitment to continually improving rehabilitation services.
Not only is our unit highly recognized – you can feel confident that you are receiving care at a Magnet-designated hospital. Magnet is the highest international recognition for nursing excellence.


Take a Photo Tour of St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit - The St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit helps patients lead a more independent life following an illness or injury. Care in the unit includes occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services for ages 13 and older. Nurses on the unit have worked in rehabilitation, on average, for nearly 10 years.
  • Patient Room - Nearly all rooms on the 20-bed unit are private and enjoy a scenic view of the Mississippi River. Amenities include a bathroom with a shower, sleeper chair, phone, TV, and wireless internet access. The bedside computer provides the doctor or nurse quick access to a patient’s electronic medical record to ensure continuity of care and patient safety. Cell phones are permitted. Families are allowed to stay with their loved one overnight.
  • View from a Patient Room
  • Main Nurses' Station - Staffed 24-hours a day, nurses monitor the hallways and entrance of the unit to ensure patient safety.
  • Dining Room - The dining room is where patients come together to eat and socialize. Meals are served for all patients, unless they prefer to eat in their room. To ensure patient safety, a staff member supervises patients during meals. On occasion, patients enjoy playing bingo, painting ceramics or making birdfeeders in this space which also features a view of the tranquil Mississippi River.
  • Family Lounge - The family lounge, available to patients and their families, is outfitted with games, puzzles, books and a computer with internet access. This space also may be reserved for parties or special gatherings.
  • Patio - Patients and family members are encouraged to enjoy the large shaded patio, complete with wood pergola.
  • Physical Therapy Gym - Physical therapy may take place in the gym or other locations (outside on the sidewalk, grass, steps, etc.). In the gym, various machines and technology help improve daily living skills and independence.
  • Occupational Therapy Gym - In the occupational therapy gym patients work on fine motor and cognitive skills, strengthening and problem-solving.
  • Kitchen - A fully functional kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave and toaster helps identify needs or modifications that can be made to help patients live more independently when they return home.
  • Speech Therapy Area - In speech therapy, patients relearn communication and cognitive skills using various devices. The mirror helps patients with self awareness exercise programs.