Rehabilitation (Intensive Inpatient)

Depend on the specialists at Essentia Health for intensive rehabilitation services. You’ll receive multidisciplinary care to help you recover from major illnesses and injuries and prepare for your return home. You'll find intensive rehabilitation programs at Essentia Health-Duluth and Essentia Health-Virginia.

What's Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation?

With intensive inpatient rehabilitation, you'll stay in the hospital while making therapy the focus of your daily routine. This may include physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy as well as visits with psychologists and specialists.

When To Get Care

If you or a loved one are hospitalized following an injury or illness, you may receive some therapy along with other medical services you need. If you need intense therapy beyond your initial hospital stay, you may benefit from intensive inpatient rehabilitation. This includes if you or a loved one had a:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic injury
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Other condition that requires intensive recovery

Who Qualifies?

To be eligible for intensive inpatient rehabilitation, you must:

  • Need at least two forms of rehabilitation therapy
  • Be willing to take part in rehabilitation therapy
  • Have the potential to improve function or achieve independence

Team-Based Care

You may work with many types of providers to help you develop and reach your personal goals. Your team may include:

  • Doctors, such as physiatrists or neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains

Day Rehabilitation Program in Duluth, MN

Depending on your needs, intensive outpatient rehabilitation at Essentia Health-Duluth may be an option for you. You can take part in many rehabilitation therapies four to five days a week and return home at the end of the day. You’ll focus on improving independence and functional activities, such as dressing, bathing, walking, thinking, communicating, and swallowing.

ZeroG Gait & Balance System

If you or a loved one can no longer walk or stand due to a stroke or life-changing injury, our team is here. Our ZeroG Gait & Balance System allows a patient to try standing and walking without fear of falling. It's a harness that supports a patient's weight, so even weak muscles can start to help the patient walk. This also allows the brain and spinal cord to reconnect, as we don't normally have to think about walking.

Contact Us

Schedule a tour or ask questions. Please note, you'll need a referral for Intensive Inpatient Rehab.

Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Buildling):
Call 218-786-8003 or 800-225-7723

Essentia Health-Virginia:
Call 218-404-5188

CARF Accreditation Seal

CARF Accredited Care

Recover with confidence at Essentia Health-Duluth and Essentia Health-Virginia. Both inpatient rehab facilities have earned CARF Accreditation for program quality and outcomes.

Patient Story

Jim Stavseth shares his story of overcoming the odds after suffering a severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.