Inpatient Rehabilitation

Doctors Regional Hospital
3315 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Corpus Christi Medical Center is focused exclusively on helping you regain your quality of life following an injury, medical event, surgery or disease that impairs your ability to care for yourself. 

Since the Rehabilitation Program is located within the hospital, you will have 24-hour access to Nursing and Physician Care, Emergency Rapid Response Care, Respiratory Support, Imaging, Laboratory, Telemetry, Dialysis, Pharmacy, and Nutrition.  You will also have the benefit of being treated CCMC’s Primary Designated Stroke and Chest Pain Centers.  Many other rehabilitation facilities require transport for advanced care.

How We Can Help

As your partner, our goal is to support you 24-hours-a-day through the entire rehabilitation process, enabling you to return to maximum independence and resume your life.  We offer a full range of comprehensive rehabilitation services including:

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Dietary Services
  • Social Services
  • Respiratory Care

How Our Program Works

Your care will be directed by a physician with specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The rehabilitation physician will see you at least 3 times a week.   Your other physicians may visit on a consulting basis.

Our entire clinical staff works as a coordinated team to ensure that you receive the greatest benefit from the rehabilitation process.  The team meets informally on a daily basis and more formally on a weekly basis.  We strive to provide extensive training to both you and your caregivers throughout the duration of the program.

We employ expert physical, speech, and occupational therapists to provide you with at least 3 hours of therapy 5-7 days per week.  Our rehabilitation nurses are specially trained to carryover the techniques you learn in therapy throughout the remainder of the day. 

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is equipped with everything you will need on your journey to recovery, including:

  • A full scale kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to work on activities of daily living
  • Wii™ technology used in a therapeutic manner
  • Litegait technology  to help with balance, posture, and weight bearing deficits
  • Mechanized lifting devices
  • VitalStim technology to improve swallow functions
  • A fully equipped rehabilitation gym and dining room
  • 15 new private rooms

Meet Our Team 

Your Rehabilitation Team consists of a staff of specially trained medical professionals, with significant experience in rehabilitation.  The care team includes:

  • Medical Director – The physician who coordinates your overall treatment program and ensures that you receive the highest quality of care.
  • Rehabilitation Nurses – Professional Registered Nurses to provide 24-hour personal care and support for your functional and medical needs.
  • Physical Therapists – Specialists that provide assessment and instruction in activities to restore your overall strength, mobility and endurance.
  • Occupational Therapists – Specialists that focus on services to improve your ability to accomplish the activities of daily living associated with a maximum level of safe independence.
  • Speech-Language Therapists – Professionals that help you improve your communication skills and issues related to speaking, swallowing and cognition.
  • Licensed Dieticians – Specialists that ensure that you are nourished in healthy ways to support healing, while allowing for individual choice.
  • Social Services – Professionals that work with you and your family members to ensure a smooth transition back home and to the community.  Social workers also will help you arrange for medical equipment and supplies needed upon discharge.

Admission Criteria

You must be willing to take an active role in the program and be able to participate in physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy for at least 3 hours per day. You must also have a qualifying diagnosis that requires 24-hour nursing care and have the need for a coordinated intensive therapy. 

Conditions We Treat:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Hip Fractures
  • Knee or Hip joint replacements (bilateral, patient at least 85 years of age, or Body Mass Index of 50 or greater)
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Neuromuscular Diseases (including Parkinson’s Disease, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke/Cerebral Vascular Accidents
  • Other conditions based on Medicare guidelines


Patients may be referred to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at CCMC by physicians, discharge planners, family members, staff, case managers, social services professionals or third-party payors.  Our Clinical Liaison will complete a screening to determine the patient’s medical needs and appropriateness for Inpatient Rehabilitation.  In most cases, transfers occur within 24-48 hours. 

Tours of the Rehabilitation Unit are available.  For questions about Inpatient Rehabilitation or to initiate a patient referral, please call our Clinical Liaison at 361.761.1000.

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