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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Wake Forest Baptist Health's Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs focus on reducing activity limitations and maximizing quality of life for individuals who have experienced life altering injury or illness. Patients admitted to our Programs must be 13 years of age or older and require intensive rehabilitation services in a hospital setting.  The most common conditions for patients needing intensive inpatient rehabilitation include, but are not limited to, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, trauma, amputation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions.  Working with the patient and family, our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts prepares an individualized and flexible Plan of Care that guides the rehabilitation journey for each patient.  Our ultimate goal is to return each patient to the highest level of independence within their home and community. 

Our Facility

Programs are offered in a 39-bed state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility in the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation.  This facility, located on the campus of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, houses private and semi-private rooms with fully accessible showers, an indoor heated therapy pool, and horticulture room.  It also includes a 12-bed dedicated Brain Injury Unit that provides a secure therapeutic environment, allowing patients to move freely throughout the unit.

Demonstrated Excellence

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs are committed to excellence in rehabilitative care, as evidenced by multiple accreditations by CARF, formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.   

Our Programs

Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:  a CARF-accredited program that provides coordinated and integrated medical and rehabilitation services to patients with a wide variety of neurological, musculoskeletal, or other conditions that have led to significant loss of physical and/or cognitive function.

Stroke Rehab Program:  a CARF-accredited program that provides intensive rehabilitation services focusing on prevention, minimizing impairment, reducing activity limitations, and maximizing the participation and quality of life of individuals who have suffered a stroke.

Brain Injury Rehab Program:  a CARF-accredited program that provides specialized care for persons with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury in a supportive, closely supervised environment.

Amputee Rehab Program:  a CARF-accredited program that focuses on strategies of collaboration to impact perioperative care, to prevent further amputations, minimize impairment, maximize independent function, and maximize the quality of life for amputees.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program:  a program that provides coordinated, integrated medical and rehabilitation services for persons with spinal cord dysfunction, whether due to trauma or disease.


To make a referral, call (336) 713-8500 or (888) 650-9568.

For additional information about our programs, call (336) 716-8454 or email

Wake Forest Baptist Health accepts payment from all major private insurance plans, workers' compensation, Medicare and Medicaid.

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