Huntington Hospital's 24-bed, acute rehabilitation facility provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation services. Through a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation programs, our expert
staff help patients return to the fullest possible level of activity, independence and self-sufficiency.
The Rehabilitation Services team carefully designs each
rehabilitation program based on the patient's individual needs.
Rehabilitation programs typically provide the patient with two or more hours of combined therapy each day. The unit's rehabilitation programs are usually scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., leaving time in
the evening for patients to relax, receive visitors or participate in elective activities.
The following rehabilitation specialties are available through Rehabilitation Services:
Occupational therapy programs are designed to help patients resume daily activities at home, at work and in the community. As they participate, patients are evaluated for any physical, cognitive and perceptual
limitations that may ultimately influence the prognosis for self-care. The treatment plan may include visual/perceptual retraining, extremity coordination and strengthening, self-care training and/or adaptive
Physical therapy uses such techniques as therapeutic modalities, strengthening exercises, and/or training in the use of ambulatory devices or other adaptive equipment. The primary goal is to help the
patient achieve the highest possible degree of physical independence.
Speech pathology involves the treatment of speech/language impairment resulting from a condition or injury of the brain and/or larynx. Dysphagia, for example, is a swallowing disorder that can be treated
through speech pathology. Rehabilitation involves evaluation of the patient's swallowing mechanisms by a multidisciplinary team of therapists, and implementation of a course of treatment based on the
team's recommendations. Individual treatment plans are developed based on the patient's auditory comprehension, language expression, and
reading and writing ability.
Audiology rehabilitation programs provide therapy for patients who have partial hearing loss that can not be surgically or medically corrected. An audiologist evaluates the patient's hearing acuity and develops a
program to improve his or her communication abilities.
Recreational therapy utilizes a wide range of activities to help patients return to the fullest possible level of physical and recreational activity.
All rehabilitation services available at Huntington Hospital are founded on a multidisciplinary approach that involves the participation of physicians, therapists, rehabilitation nurses and other professionals
and experts. In addition, an important element in all successful treatment programs is the active participation of the patient and his or her family and/or friends.
Rehabilitation services are supervised and managed by a rehabilitation professional under the medical direction of a Board-certified physician on call 24 hours a day. The team includes the patient's primary physician and family, the rehabilitation nursing staff, and a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists. The entire treatment team meets regularly to monitor progress and manage the overall course of care.
The inpatient rehabilitation nursing staff and the multidisciplinary therapy team are specially trained to assist patients with physical disabilities. Each patient is assigned primary therapists and a primary
nurse who works closely with the patient and family members to set goals and evaluate progress. Nursing staff also provide patient education in various aspects of medical care, and offer recommendations
for coping with the physical challenges that rehabilitation may pose.
If you believe that you or a loved one could benefit from the care available through Huntington Rehabilitation Services, call (626) 397-3041 to arrange for a consultation with our clinical coordinator.
Huntington Hospital's Rehabilitation Services (Outpatient) Department is a fully integrated program specializing in neurological, orthopedic and wound care diagnoses. Service areas include: Audiology, Physical
Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dysphagia Therapy, and Wound Care. For patients receiving multiple therapies, our rehabilitation services team utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach that
best serves the patients' needs. The team conducts weekly conferences with the department's medical director, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Outpatient rehabilitation teaches people who have become disabled as a result of trauma, disease or workplace injury, how to make the most out of life - physically, mentally, and socially. It enhances the
independent function of persons and helps them find new ways to accomplish activities of daily living, such as walking, dressing, communicating with others, and/or preparing a meal. Mastery of these
types of skills allows individuals to become reintegrated into the workplace, and society as a whole. Outpatient rehabilitation is often the next step after an inpatient hospitalization on the road to
Referrals to Outpatient Therapy:
All new patients are required to have a valid prescription from a licensed California physician prior to their evaluation. The dated prescription should include the patient's name, diagnosis and intended duration and frequency. The patient's initial evaluation must be performed within thirty days from the date on the prescription.
Days of Operation & Insurance Information:
The department is open weekdays for our neurological and orthopedic patients, and open everyday for our wound care patients. We accept all major private insurances, as well as Medicare, Medi-Cal, Worker's
Compensation, HMO's (with pre-authorization), and self-pay patients.
Reaching Out to the Community:
Huntington Hospital's Rehabilitation Services (Outpatient) Department offers community support programs that provide activities, assistance and information to people with disabilities and their caregivers.
- The Physical Therapy Department facilitates a low-impact exercise
group twice a week for individuals who need to maintain physical
functionality, yet require a low-impact approach.
- Our Speech Therapy Department conducts a weekly stroke support
group for adults with speech and language impairment. This meeting
provides education, social interaction and opportunities to improve
communication skills for members and their caregivers.
- Once a month, a Stroke Support Group, facilitated by a
representative of the Rehabilitation Services Staff, meets to discuss
issues regarding stroke, stroke disabilities and the dynamics of stroke
survivors and their family members.
- Our Audiology Department conducts Aural
Rehabilitation/Communication training classes (hearing loss management)
for adults with hearing loss. These classes provide education,
techniques and strategies to improve listening skills and social
interaction for the hearing impaired, and their family and friends.
For more information, please contact the Rehabilitation Services (Outpatient) Department at:
We are located on the first floor of the La Vina Building, behind the
registration office, on the west side of Huntington Hospital's campus and are available during business hours Monday through Friday, and by voicemail on weekends and holidays. Our fax number is (626) 397-2947.