About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

About us

As one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in PA, we take a creative approach to a wide range of rehabilitation services, doing whatever it takes to help patients re-establish their lives. Our dedicated team creates custom therapy plans for each patient, building on every moment of triumph along the way. 

Our therapy and treatment 

At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we offer inpatient and outpatient rehab, as well as highly regarded day treatment programs. We provide outstanding therapy and medical care for conditions and injuries as diverse as spinal cord injury, chronic pain and pre-joint replacement. As part of our innovative approach, we offer many unique and specialized services, including: 

  • Aquatic therapy 
  • Assistive technology services 
  • Driver rehab 
  • Horticultural therapy 
  • Work hardening 

Patient outcome reports

The highest compliment a patient can give us is to recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to someone else. In survey after survey—and story after story—97 percent of our patients and their families indicate they would recommend us, our creative therapists and our advanced treatment options.

Discover all the care options available and more about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital today. 

Billing and insurance

We don't want you to feel stressed about payments after you go home. Want to learn more about price transparency, itemization or requesting an estimate? Here's what you need to know about billing.

Making the transition to an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital

For most patients, it’s a great relief to hear their treatment team talk about discharge—it means they’ll soon leave the hospital and be able to move forward to the next level of care. 

If a stay at an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is being suggested to continue your recovery, you and your loved ones may have some questions about that transition. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital that can help guide you. 

Why should I go to an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital?

Following your initial recovery from illness or injury, you may need additional help to regain your strength and function. An acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is a highly specialized hospital that offers inpatient therapy services for a variety of illnesses and conditions.  

These services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Working together, this team creates a customized treatment plan that will give you the best chance for a full recovery. 

You’ll receive a minimum of three hours of intensive therapy at least five days per week. This type of focused, highly personalized care can make a difference in how quickly you return to your life following an injury or illness. 

How will this be different from my hospital stay

A stay at an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is very different than a stay in a regular (acute) hospital, where you spend your time recovering in your room. Recovery at an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is an active process. Your rehabilitation program focuses on therapy and includes exercise and mobility training outside of your room each day. You’ll wear your own clothing and it’s important for you to wear comfortable items. Such as sweat suits or exercise clothes, for freedom of movement. 

Who will treat me at the acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital?

During your stay, you’ll be assigned a personal rehab team that will provide expert care and ongoing support. Your team can include: 

  • Doctors board certified in rehabilitation and internal medicine 
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses 
  • Physical and occupational therapists 
  • Speech and recreational therapists (as appropriate) 
  • A care manager
  • A psychologist  
  • A dietitian 

When will I begin therapy?

You will begin therapy within 24 hours of your arrival. In general, you’ll have a minimum of three hours of therapy at least five days per week. Throughout your stay, your team will meet regularly to discuss your progress, goals and treatment plan as well as any medical or dietary concerns that pertain to your care. 

How long will I need to stay?

Your rehabilitation team will meet and estimate your length of stay after you arrive at the hospital. This estimation is based on other patients with a diagnosis similar to yours and the evaluations performed by the team caring for you. This is only an estimate and may change based on your progress. Your Care Manager will keep you or your family informed of changes to your length of stay based on your individual situation. 

Will my insurance cover this?

Medicare, as well as most commercial insurers, will provide coverage for your rehabilitation as long as it is determined to be medically necessary and appropriate for your condition, and as long as you continue to make progress toward your goals. Prior to your admission to the rehab hospital, the staff will work with your insurance provider to secure any required authorizations. 

Will I have a private room?

Room assignments are based upon medical and equipment needs, infection control issues and roommate compatibility. Although staff will make every attempt to ensure your comfort and privacy, private rooms cannot be guaranteed. 

Will my family be involved with my care plan?

Your loved ones are encouraged to help you with your discharge planning decisions. As patients are preparing to be discharged, family members are trained to make the adjustment to home living. You have treatment teams at both the acute hospital and the rehabilitation hospital that can provide information that may help.

Hospital policies and visiting hours

This is an overview of our most important hospital policies for patients and visitors. Complying with these rules keeps Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital a safe, healthy, and comfortable place for all of our patients and their loved ones.

Visitation policy: Effective May 22,2023, two visitors at a time are permitted between the hours of 12-8 p.m., seven days a week. Children mst be accompanied by an adult, and visiting after 4 p.m. is strongly recommended for their safety. Visitors will continue to sign in at the front entrance. 

Visiting policy

Your family and visitors are welcome and are important to the recovery process. We have updated our visitation policy, effective October 19, 2022. For our patients’ successful rehabilitation, as well as their safety and well-being, their clinical team may need to limit the number of visitors and the time of their visits so as not to interfere with treatment schedule or resting periods.

We also ask visitors to please treat our patients, their families and our staff in a considerate, courteous and cooperative manner, respecting the culture, values and beliefs of all who receive and deliver care. This includes dressing appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

Here are some additional guidelines for visitors to ensure the comfort and safety of all patients.

Visitors please do NOT:

Consume alcohol anywhere in the hospital or on the hospital grounds.

  • Attempt to assist your loved one unless you have been properly trained to assist in the activity.
  • Remove any protective devices from patients.
  • Give over-the-counter or prescription medications to patients.
  • Leave patients unattended in the bathroom.
  • Bring sharp objects, such as scissors, razors or nail clippers, into the hospital.

Visitors please DO:

  • Maintain a quiet environment so that all patients’ needs are respected. Be especially considerate of patients in semi-private rooms.
  • Ask our nursing staff before bringing any food or drinks into the hospital.
  • Let our staff know when you’re escorting a patient from the unit.
  • Please also protect your personal property and valuables while you are visiting.

A smoke-free hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab is a smoke-free facility. While people have the right to smoke in their own homes, all patients at Bryn Mawr Rehab have the right to avoid potentially harmful second-hand smoke while they’re recovering, so there is no smoking in the hospital or on the hospital grounds. This is in line with our basic mission of helping people regain and maintain optimum health.

Public restrooms

Please do not use the bathrooms in patient rooms. They are reserved for patients to protect their health. Public restrooms are located throughout the hospital.

Rooming in

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital makes accommodations for the parents and guardians of adolescent patients to stay with their child during the inpatient rehabilitation stay. For more information, contact your care manager.

Independent Living Unit (ILU)

Our four-room, home-like ILU is arranged like an apartment so you can become acclimated to living at home. With the recommendation of your patient care team, you and your family may stay overnight in the ILU to help develop and re-establish a routine. Your occupational therapist can provide you more information about the ILU.

Statement of accreditation and mission

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital is licensed by the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Joint Commission.

Main Line Health’s mission is to provide a comprehensive range of safe, high-quality health services, complemented by related educational and research activities that meet health care needs and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is dedicated to serving individuals and their families whose lives can be enhanced through physical or cognitive rehabilitation. We continually strive for excellence by providing care and services valued by those we serve and by contributing to the community through education, research and prevention of disability.