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Call (425) 899-3152 (weekdays)

Call (425) 899-2545 (weekends)

Acute Rehabilitation Unit

EvergreenHealth’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is a facility within EvergreenHealth Medical Center where you receive intensive rehabilitation after a life-changing injury or illness.

The 14-bed inpatient unit and our rehabilitation team provide individualized treatment catered towards your potential to gain independence and make a safe return home as soon as possible.

Watch a video about the ARU program

Care in the ARU

Care in the ARU includes:

  • Close medical supervision provided by Rehab Physician and 24-hour nursing care
  • Licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Rehabilitation psychologist and social worker
  • Weekly team conferences for care coordination
  • Patient and family training
Learn more about care in the ARU

Who would benefit from the ARU

This comprehensive rehabilitation benefits those who experience:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury and surgery
  • Brain injury and neurological disorders
  • Amputation
  • Trauma
  • Medically complex conditions and surgery

The ARU is appropriate for those who require, and are able to actively participate in, three hours of therapy per day (physical, occupational, speech-language pathology), five to seven days per week, for help with:

  • Impairments in daily living activities
  • Impaired mobility, balance and coordination
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Speech and communication impairments
  • Memory deficits and judgment impairments
  • Limitations in joint motion, strength or weakness

Admission criteria for the ARU

Admission to the ARU can only be coordinated by a physician. Once your physician's referral is received, our admission staff and rehabilitation physicians will verify that you meet our medical criteria:

  • Have a condition that requires treatment by multiple therapy disciplines
  • Are able to perform a minimum of three hours of therapy a day
  • Require close monitoring in a hospital setting and frequent physician visits versus a skilled nursing facility or other setting where physician visits are less frequent.

The admission staff will work with you and your family to obtain proper insurance pre-authorization.

A member of our team will be in touch to provide you with additional information about your stay at the ARU prior to admission.

What to expect & what to bring to the ARU

For more information

If you'd like to learn more about the Acute rehabilitation Unit, contact us at:

(425) 899-3152 (weekdays)
(425) 899-2545 (weekends)

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