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    When faced with the need for acute rehabilitation due to a disabling illness or injury, our specialized team of doctors, nurses, and therapists can help.

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Acute Rehabilitation

At Saint Francis, private rooms help facilitate healing, patients receive individualized care from a dedicated rehabilitation team, and free Wi-Fi access helps patients stay connected to family and friends. We're also CARF-accredited so we meet the rigorous national and international standards of quality patient care established by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In fact, our facility is Medicare-certified for Adult Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation and Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation. 

CARF Accreditation

CARF accredited programs reflect conformance to national standards and practices that are based on the continuous pursuit of quality improvement and accountability. The Rehabilitation Center has a more than 20-year history of providing outstanding patient care as seen by our excellent functional outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores and is recommended by physicians and health care providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

CARF Accredited Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation - This is the highest level of rehabilitation care available and designed for individuals whose rehabilitation needs require a wide variety of intensive specialty therapy.

CARF Accredited Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation - An important part of stroke recovery, acute rehabilitation helps individuals re-learn basic skills such as talking, dressing and walking, while increasing strength, flexibility and endurance. Our trained physical therapy and occupational therapy staff are dedicated to helping each person regain as much independence as possible.

What you may have experienced:


Brain injury


Guillain-Barré syndrome

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple trauma Neuropathy or myopathy

Orthopedic injury, hip fracture and joint replacement surgery 

Parkinson's Disease

Spinal cord dysfunction

Stroke/cerebral vascular accident (CVA)

Traumatic brain injury  

Cardiovascular diseases 

Congenital deformity  



Organ transplant

Physical debility

Pulmonary diseases  


Medical Professionals

The comprehensive acute rehabilitation team consists of specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and case management, as well as an administrative team who help with making your transition from rehabilitation to home as easy as possible. Learn More

  • Patient Guide to Rehabilitation

    Dynamic Therapies Help You Get Better

    Our mission is to help you gain greater independence. That's why we encourage family and caregiver involvement throughout your stay.

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The acute rehabilitation program and acute stroke rehabilitation program both include caregiver training and education as a bridge to helping you return to your community.

Why Choose Saint Francis Acute Rehabilitation

When faced with the need for acute rehabilitation or acute stroke rehabilitation due to disabling illness or injury, your choice in care is important. Learn More

Learn More About Our CARF Accredited Acute Rehabilitation

For more information about the acute rehabilitation or acute stroke rehabilitation services at Saint Francis, please call (415) 353-6271.

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