Rehabilitation Institute

The Rehabilitation Institute at Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido is a 36-bed inpatient comprehensive physical and cognitive rehabilitation program dedicated exclusively to treating individuals who have experienced a disabling injury or illness, such as:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Orthopedic Injury

Our team of medical professionals utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to restore the patient to his or her fullest potential. Family members are also an integral part of our team, and are encouraged to participate from the initial assessment through the daily treatment regimen, discharge planning, and post- inpatient phases.

Common functional problems that benefit from acute rehabilitation are:

  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Inability to swallow
  • Impaired mobility
  • Inability to perform daily living activities such as eating, dressing and bathing
  • Cognitive/perceptual and/or speech & language deficits
  • Weakness or limited motion in arms, legs or trunk

We are Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commissions accredited. We also have a CARF specialty certification for stroke and pediatrics (adolescents only).

A new, state-of-the-art, 52-bed stand-alone hospital is under construction on the campus of Palomar Medical Center Escondido. This facility will become the new location of the Rehabilitation Institute in December 2020 and is expected to serve approximately 1,200 patients per year. The Institute will contain all private rooms, a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; a dialysis suite; large interdisciplinary gyms; a therapeutic courtyard with golf, basketball and varied surfaces; and a transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential home to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home.


Do you have questions about rehabilitation services at Palomar Health in North San Diego County? Visit Our Services for more information or Contact us!