Beginning with pre-hospital care that includes Medic One and Airlift Northwest, lifesaving emergency medical services are delivered to injured persons throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Once people are transported to Harborview, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, experts in neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, neurology/emergency medicine, pulmonary medicine, plastic surgery and rehabilitation medicine combine in multidisciplinary teams to provide care tailored to the specific type of injury and the individual needs of the patient.
Our inpatient rehabilitation program at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center is recognized by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is rated the #1 hospital-based rehabilitation program in the nation by US News and World Report. Our outpatient rehabilitation clinics provide the full complement of rehabilitation therapies and nursing care as well as continued medical services for SCI related conditions. We have a comprehensive team of rehabilitation staff, including rehabilitation physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, recreation therapists, social workers, vocational/educational rehabilitation counselors, psychologists and neuropsychologists.
In addition, our centers provide specialized services in the areas of assistive technology, adaptive driving, wheelchair seating, pain management, fertility, bladder management, spasticity management, functional electrical stimulation ( FES) and body-weight supported therapy.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the University of Washington operate comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at these hospitals:
University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Rehabilitation Medicine
Inpatient care: Contact the patient care coordinator 206-598-8161
Outpatient Care: Make an appointment 206-598-4295
Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Rehabilitation Medicine
Inpatient care: Contact the patient care coordinator 206-744-4607
Outpatient Care: Make an appointment 206-744-5862
Seattle Children’s Rehabilitation Medicine
Inpatient care: Contact the patient care coordinator 206-987-1500
Outpatient Care: Make an appointment 206-987-2180
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)
Driving Rehabilitation Program
Assistive Technology and Seating Clinic
Fertility Clinic, Department of Urology