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Acute Inpatient Program

The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's is the only pediatric and adolescent acute inpatient rehabilitation in the Southwest. Our center is a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited program. This designation is a measure of our team's commitment to providing the highest quality of care to patients with conditions resulting from illness, injury, or chronic disabilities with complications.


Meeting Your Child's Needs

Our goal is to serve the comprehensive needs of our patients and return them to home, school and the community as quickly and safely as possible. Our team makes sure that your child receives individualized care, and we encourage partnership between team members, patients and caregivers.

The rehabilitation team consists of:

  • Case management
  • Child and adolescent life services
  • Feeding therapy
  • Nutrition services
  • Occupational therapy
  • On-site teachers
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology and neuropsychology
  • Recreational, pet and music therapy
  • Rehab nursing
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social services
  • Staff physicians and specialists                                

Family-Centered Amenities

At Phoenix Children's we understand that family is the main caregiver and decision-maker in a child's life. We also understand the profound impact that your child's condition may have on the entire family. Our facility offers family-centered amenities to make your stay more comfortable and allow you to participate fully in your child's care. Amenities include:

  • Private Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant rooms
  • Sleeper sofa in every room for parents to stay overnight
  • Family laundry and common eating area
  • Outdoor adaptive playground
  • Community reentry program
  • The Child Life Zone, a 3,800-square-foot play area
  • School classroom
  • Children's garden
  • Family center
  • Peace room
  • Coffee shop
  • Library
  • Cafeteria

To make your child's time as normal as possible, we also coordinate community outings. Trips away from our center foster learning and engagement. Past destinations have included Butterfly Wonderland, Phoenix Children's Museum, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Zoo, Target, As You Wish (pottery) and restaurants.

Going Home

We provide the environment, support and education families need to be successful while staying with us as well as support and resources for returning home. In 2019, 94% of our patients returned home.

Discharge planning is part of weekly team meetings. Prior to discharge we will complete a home evaluation to suggest modifications and help determine the appropriate equipment for successful transition to home. You and your child will return home with a plan of care that meets their needs, including additional appointments, outpatient therapies and the transition back to school. 


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