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Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, offers physical medicine and rehabilitation services for adults and children recovering from illness or injury who require intensive therapy to regain their function and independence. Our specialized rehabilitative expertise uses a medically based, multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, including:

Our services include medical clinics and outpatient therapy in Wheaton and Aurora.

Patients and Families

If you are currently at an acute-care or skilled nursing facility, please ask your physician or case manager for a referral to Marianjoy. If medical rehabilitation has been prescribed for you or a family member, we recommend you start by taking a tour of the Marianjoy facilities. To schedule a tour, please call our tour line at 630.909.6996. Further, you can download the Marianjoy Self-Referral Form to give to the acute-care hospital case management or nursing staff. This will authorize a Marianjoy referral liaison and/or physician to work with you to determine the most appropriate level of rehabilitation care.

Criteria for Inpatient Rehabilitation Admission

Inpatient acute rehabilitation is not for everyone, and all rehabilitation hospitals must follow admission criteria outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These rules are designed to insure admission only for patients who can demonstrate the medical necessity required for intensive inpatient rehabilitation. Patients seeking admission for this level of care must:

  • Be willing and able to participate in, and benefit from three-hours of intensive rehabilitation five days a week
  • Require two or more modalities of therapy (e.g., physical, speech, occupational)
  • Require 24-hour medical/nursing care with daily oversight of a physiatrist
  • Have the capacity to make functional improvements based on the rehabilitation goals set with the therapy team
  • Have approval of a physiatrist documenting their medical necessity and compliance with the other admission criteria

To Make an Appointment

New Patients: If you are new to Marianjoy and not currently a patient, please call 630.909.7000 to request your first physiatrist appointment.

If you already have a prescription for therapy from a physician for Outpatient Therapy and Day Rehabilitation, please fax it to 630.909.7151, and someone will call you to make an appointment. For more information about the program or to make the appointment over the phone, please call 630.909.7150.

Prior to your first visit, please download, print, fill-out and bring the following forms with you:

Current Patients: If you are already under the care of a Marianjoy physiatrist, please call 630.909.7000 to make an appointment. If you are already in the Marianjoy Outpatient Therapy and Day Rehabilitation program, please call 630.909.7150 to schedule your therapy.

The Admission Process

Patient admissions are arranged by the discharge facility, hospital or Marianjoy clinic. A family member or individual with Power of Attorney is encouraged to be present to facilitate the admission process and complete registration paperwork on your behalf if you are unable to do so. If you require a wheelchair, one will be provided for you upon your arrival. Prior to your arrival, the Marianjoy Admissions Checklist will help identify essential items to bring with you to expedite your admissions process. Not sure what to bring? Visit the Marianjoy - What to Bring Checklist for a list of personal items to make your stay more comfortable.