Programs & Services

Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program


The Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric rehab program in the state of Arizona. The team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, audiologists and support staff. The team currently has 90 clinicians and continues to grow.

The program provides care to those in the acute care hospital, which includes the neurological patients, as well as in the 12-bed inpatient rehab unit, the only pediatric inpatient unit in Arizona. Outpatient facilities are located at the main hospital, as well as satellite centers in Scottsdale, Avondale and the East Valley.

The program is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses, psychologists and therapists who care only for children.

Our aim is to allow each child to achieve their optimal level of independence, using multidisciplinary, family-centered team of professionals. This team, along with the family, will develop a treatment plan and goals for each patient based on the child's specific injury, illness or disability.

Rehabilitation Therapy Services

The Phoenix Children's rehabilitation program has always been dedicated to offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary care that helps children achieve their optimal level of independence. In 2014, we opened a new location within the main hospital with technology improvements to match the expertise of our staff. The location has many improved features including:

  • Large, open patient gym with rubberized flooring
  • Private treatment rooms
  • Wii system
  • RT600 and RT300 integrated therapy systems
  • Balance Master
  • Armeo device for upper extremities
  • Sensory integration swing
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Kitchen space for intensive feeding program
  • Dedicated sensory therapy room
  • Certified hand specialist
  • Dedicated Child Life and social work team members
  • Community re-entry program

When inpatient care is needed, the center now has a dedicated inpatient therapy gym and 12 private inpatient rooms, complete with large bathrooms, roll-in showers and sleeper sofas for parents.

Main Building Location

All pediatric rehabilitation outpatient appointments are located in the East Building of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Free parking is available in the Cambridge Garage, located on Cambridge Avenue immediately south of the Phoenix Children’s Main Building. Then enter the East Building Lobby, sign in to receive a visitors’ badge and map. From the lobby, walk through the main corridor, past the Emily Center, where you will see a wall sign for the Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. The check-in process has been streamlined with kiosks. Check in by following the instructions on the screen.

Other Locations

The program also has satellite locations in Scottsdale, Avondale and the East Valley.

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