Rehabilitation Services

For information and assistance
call (361) 694-5678

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive and family-centered therapy program to help each child reach their potential.
Through the coordinated efforts of the primary care physicians, medical specialists, rehabilitation team and family we tailor a program to meet the individual needs of children with various diagnoses.
Rehabilitation Services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings as prescribed by the physician.

Specialty Programs and Services:

  • Adaptive Equipment:

    Children referred to the rehabilitation team will be evaluated for equipment needed to improve their ability to interact within the community. The equipment needed by a child could include specialized wheelchairs, walkers, standers, adaptive bathing equipment, adaptive feeding equipment and dressing equipment.
  • Assistive Technology:

    Children who benefit from this lab have been referred to rehabilitation services to improve their ability to access their environment through technological support. The support provided by this lab could include adaptive toys, environmental controls and/or speech output devices.
  • Bariatric Program:

    Children enrolled in this program receive individualized physical therapy treatment to assist them in overcoming functional limitations or injuries secondary to obesity. Children involved in this program are cared for by a bariatric team).
  • Cochlear Implant Program:

    Children referred to this program are scheduled by their Ear Nose and Throat doctor to have a cochlear implant placed due to profound hearing loss. The Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist work with the child so that he/she is able to adjust to their new hearing abilities.
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation:

    Children are referred to this program for orthopedic injuries usually attributed to sport participation. They are evaluated and treated by physical and occupational therapists with an emphasis on returning the patient to their prior level of athletic function and performance. Rehabilitative care and education is given with particular attention paid to the correction of movement dysfunction and the prevention of further injury.
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation:

    Children referred to this program by a pediatric physician for strengthening and/or better coordination of pelvic muscles so that elimination patterns are normalized.

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Rehabilitation Services

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5678
Fax: (361) 694-4821

To determine if a child qualifies for financial assistance or for support with insurance pre-authorization, contact Driscoll Children's Hospital's Billing at (361) 694-5111.

Making an Appointment / Referral
A physician prescription or referral is required prior to making an appointment. A referral form can be obtained by calling (361) 694-5678.

Referrals can be faxed to (361) 694-4821

How to reach us:
Rehabilitation Services Direct Line

For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989
The pool is a great way to encourage spontaneous play with children and engage in fun, therapeutic activities.
Oral Motor exercises with electrical stimulation electrodes.
Child receiving therapy on a ball to improve head control and posture.
Aquatic Therapy
Swallowing Therapy
Child with PT

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