Rehab Program for Teens
A Unique Approach Just for Teens
The TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Program for Teens has a highly specialized staff of physicians and rehabilitation professionals who practice a unified, patient-focused and interdisciplinary approach to care.
The program for adolescents focuses on facilitating function and independence by addressing physical, social, psychological, cognitive and communicative needs. By placing a high priority on the involvement of family, we empower the family to solve problems, access resources and feel comfortable in providing care.
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Comprehensive Continuum of Care
Adolescents with disabilities benefit from the continuity of care available to them within TIRR Memorial Hermann’s continuum of services. The continuum includes:
- Collaboration with the acute care hospital during the initial stages of injury or illness
- Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital setting
- Day rehabilitation
- Outpatient rehabilitation
Teen Rehabilitation Specialists
Special Services For Teens
The Inpatient Program for Teens offers special services customized to the needs of adolescents, including:
- Adolescents-only therapeutic group with activities including music therapy, movies, cooking, board games, Nintendo Wii, football, basketball and outings such as the Houston Rodeo, nail salons and nearby restaurants
- TIRR Memorial Hermann Sports
- Therapeutic outings to places such as local college campuses for return to school prep
- Houston Independent School District (HISD) School Program
- Transition with return to school after injury
- Transition of equipment to meet teens' growing needs by working with durable medical equipment (DME) professionals
Admissions and Referrals
We welcome self-referrals as well as referrals by physicians, healthcare professionals, family members, case managers or insurance companies. For questions or appointments, please call the Admissions department at (713) 797-5942 or toll free 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422).
Patients admitted to the Program for Teens must be 13 years of age or older. On occasion, a child younger than 13 may be admitted, at the discretion of the attending physician. Children younger than 13 should weigh at least 50 kilograms (110 pounds). Children who are ventilator-dependent are not admitted if they are less than 13 years old.