Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Children’s Hospital consists of Audiology, the Cochlear Implant Center, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy. The department provides services for individuals in the hospital as part of a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program or as an outpatient.


When a patient is admitted to Children’s Hospital for an injury, illness or other condition, the physicians might decide the patient will benefit from acute care services to start the recovery process. Based on the patient needs, one or more service specialists might work with patients and their families. The goal is to help ease the transition to home, to the inpatient rehabilitation center or to outpatient services.


Our inpatient rehabilitation center is on the sixth floor of the hospital's Main Campus and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This unit is designed to provide the education and skills to prepare the patients to go home after an acute stay. Often the medical needs are met before the patients are fully ready to go home.

Learn more about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.


Children’s Hospital Outpatient Rehab Center (PT, OT, and Speech) 
4310 Waverly Street 
Metairie, Louisiana 70006

(504) 896-9557

Children's Hospital Northshore Center (PT)
71338 Highway 21
Covington, Louisiana 70433
(985) 317-6000

Outpatient services provide continued therapy for patients discharged from the hospital or the inpatient rehab center when additional skills or training are required. Services are also available as recommended by the child’s physician for a wide variety of diagnoses, even if the child has not been treated as an inpatient in the hospital.

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