WCHNH's Rehabilitation services are among the most comprehensive in rural southwest Alabama! We are located inside the hospital which allows us to meet your individual needs, whether as an in-patient for short- or long-term care or as an outpatient. Our licensed therapists are all committed to developing and implementing your individualized plan of treatment to achieve maximum outcome. They work closely with referring physicians, nursing staff and other professionals as an Interdisciplinary Team to provide appropriate care. We also provide education to our patients and their families/caregivers to enable the patient to reach their safest and maximum level of independence.
WCHNH's therapy services include:
Frequently Asked Questions
What training does my therapist have?
All therapists must graduate from an accredited program, must pass a National State Board Licensure Examination and possess an active state license from the State of Alabama. Therapists are also required by the State licensure boards to maintain and increase their level of education through continuing education courses each year.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
Yes. All therapy disciplines require a physician order to begin treatment.
Will my insurance pay for therapy?
Most insurance plans, including Medicare, workers' compensation, and private insurers, pay therapy services that are medically necessary provided by or under the direction and supervision of therapist. Your insurance carrier will be able to let you know how much, if any, your out-of-pocket cost should be.
What should I wear?
You should dress comfortably for your therapy appointment. We have private areas for treatment in needed.
What should I expect on my first day?
Your therapist will perform an evaluation that typically consists of obtaining a past medical history and assessing the area of concern. They will provide education, discuss goals and formulate a plan of care to address your needs or impairments.
Will therapy be painful?
Everyone deals with and experiences pain differently. A common goal of physical/occupational therapy is to return individuals to their prior level of function. As the physical and occupational therapist and patient work together to achieve goals, pain levels often fluctuate.
COMMUNICATION with your therapist is important to minimize any discomfort that might occur along the way.
What about Work-Related Injury Rehabilitation
Our therapists are aware of your possible need to return to work as quickly as possible. We will design a treatment program to enable you to return to your work in the fastest way possible.
Rehabilitation Services Contact Information
Location: Washington County Hospital and Nursing Home
Open Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5 PM