Care Levels: International Patients - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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345 East Superior Street 
South Mezzanine
Chicago, IL 60611

Services and Levels of Care

for International Patients

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Immediately following a catastrophic injury or new diagnosis, the RIC team is available for consultation and assistance. We will work closely with the referring physicians and the patient/family to support a seamless transition to our Acute Inpatient Hospital.

As a Center of Excellence we provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary intervention during the critical weeks following a life-altering accident and set the stage for successful recovery by minimizing secondary complications and creating hope for future progress.

Day Rehabilitation

RIC's six DayRehabCenters® deliver intensive, multidisciplinary therapy – full day or half day – to individuals who are medically stable and no longer in need of hospitalization. This level of care provides a higher level of intensity than traditional outpatient services along, with the same interdisciplinary team coordination that is usually associated with an inpatient program.

Rehabilitation goals focus on the life skills necessary to be successful at home, at work, and in the community. Patients in Day Rehabilitation live with their family members/caregivers in nearby housing. Transportation in wheelchair-accessible vans is available to and from our Day Rehabilitation Clinics.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

The RIC ExpertEval® program offers a coordinated, individualized evaluation for those seeking a second opinion, information on the latest therapies, or guidance about an ideal rehabilitation program for their goals. Most individuals traveling to RIC from out of the area will start with an Outpatient ExpertEval to help determine their next steps toward recovery.

RIC also provides convenient outpatient rehabilitation services. Many people find that well-timed outpatient physical medicine for musculoskeletal injuries and acute pain offer precisely the help they need, avoiding costly interventions down the road or lingering problems that can become chronic impairments.

Chronic Pain Management

RIC’s Center for Pain Management provides an interdisciplinary team to manage complex pain syndromes. This team specializes in treatment of the pain often associated with inactivity, medication dependence, and depression. The program explains the biological, psychological and social factors related to the pain and empowers patients to return to previous life activities.