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Overview

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.

Clinics and Hospitals

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)

1-800-329-8387

Specialty Programs and Services

 

Driving Rehabilitation Program

206-598-2408

 

Assistive Technology and Seating Clinic

206-598-4830

 

Fertility Clinic, Department of Urology

206-598-3300

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

206-598-4830

 

Spinal Cord Injury Transitions and Wellness Program

206-744-2060