Inpatient Therapy Care

Memorial Health Inpatient Therapy Care maximizes a patient's function and independence. Memorial Inpatient Therapy Care is part of the care continuum that includes our hospitals' inpatient therapy care, outpatient therapy care and home care.

Springfield Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehab Facility offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to hospital inpatients. Our goal is to improve the every-day living skills of persons recovering from serious illness or injury. Springfield Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehab Facility has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in five distinct program areas – a level achieved by only a handful of rehab centers worldwide.

Program Overview

We help people recovering from serious illness or injury regain independence and get back to the daily activities they enjoy. Our interdisciplinary team, including rehabilitation and consulting physicians; physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists; rehabilitation nurses; social service and case managers; dietitians; and other specialty staff will work with you and your family to help you recover and reach your goals.

Our goal is to help you overcome barriers to return home safely, so you can resume productive daily activities.

About inpatient rehab

Expect to be active and to work hard each day on your treatment goals. Wear comfortable exercise-style clothing and shoes. Because it is important to practice your skills with social interaction, private rooms are only available for medical reasons authorized by your rehabilitation physician.

Charges for inpatient rehabilitation in 2021 averaged approximately $3,800 per day, though actual charges will vary with the nature of your program and your length of stay. As a Medicare-approved unit, Medicare beneficiaries receive full funding for their inpatient rehabilitation stay.

Call your insurance provider before you start inpatient rehab to make sure it is fully covered and you understand the costs to you. Our case managers will help you understand the financial aspects of our program and talk with your insurer to ensure your insurance benefits are maximized.

For more information about Springfield Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, call the rehab admissions coordinator at 217-757-7298 or the rehab screener at 217-788-4685.

Why CARF means better quality

Springfield Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehab Facility is a unique, high quality regional resource. We are the only program in our region to be accredited by CARF.

When you choose a CARF-accredited program, it means the program passed an in-depth review of its services by an outside agency and conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards.


What are the admission criteria for acute inpatient rehabilitation?

  • Medical stability and ability to participate in an intensive program
  • Access to a rehabilitation physician, who oversees medical and functional needs
  • 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Potential to tolerate activity for minimum of three hours per day, five days a week
  • Needs two forms of therapy: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology
  • Potential to achieve goals within a reasonable period of time
  • Agree to participate in intense program
  • Have insurance verification and authorization
  • Adequate social support for discharge to home

Why does a person may need inpatient rehab?

  • Amputation
  • Cerebral vascular accident/Stroke
  • Spinal cord dysfunction: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, polyneuropathy)
  • Burns
  • Arthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Post-COVID syndrome

Rehab Admission Process

Your physician or therapy team will refer you for inpatient rehab. The Inpatient Rehab Admission Screening Team will evaluate to determine if you meet admission criteria.

If a patient is currently outside Springfield Memorial Hospital, than contact Rehab Admissions Coordinator by phone at 217-757–7298 or fax at 217-588-2094.

The Inpatient Admission Screening Team will review current patient information including: patient demographic information, history and physical, related consultations, pertinent radiology and lab reports, therapy evaluations, nursing care needs, more recent three-day progress notes including therapy notes, to determine need/qualifications for acute inpatient rehabilitation as appropriate level of care within one business day.

Once accepted and the patient is medically ready, date of transfer is coordinated with referring facility.

To be accepted into Springfield Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehab Facility, the following items must be complete:

  • Signed copy of Patient Acknowledgement of Expectations and Agreement to Participate in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Transfer orders including medications, activities and current treatments to be continued
  • Nurse-to-nurse report called to 217–788–3315

Patient Satisfaction

  • At Memorial Inpatient Rehab, we are constantly striving to improve the quality of services we provide to all of our patients. We use the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) and MedTel Outcomes to help us benchmark against other rehabilitation facilities.
  • According to MedTel Outcomes, our tool to gather follow-up information about our former patients, three months after discharge, Springfield Memorial Hospital 98% shown represents patients that are very satisfied and somewhat satisfied or strongly or somewhat agree.
Click the image to download a PDF of the Inpatient Admission Profile

Inpatient Therapy Programs

Contact Memorial Inpatient Therapy Care at 217-788-3300.