Alaska Regional Hospital offers acute inpatient rehabilitation, providing intensive inpatient therapy and services to those suffering from disabling impairments. Our program is designed to determine the most appropriate setting and intensity of required rehab as it pertains to each individual's needs.

For more information on our acute inpatient rehabilitation program at Alaska Regional Hospital, please call the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at (907) 264-1623.
The primary conditions treated in our 10-bed unit are:
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological conditions
  • Major multiple trauma injuries
  • Medically complex conditions
  • Orthopedic conditions

The focus of our acute inpatient rehabilitation program is to promote independence in the following areas:

  • Bowel and bladder function
  • Transferring from one surface to another
  • Walking and/or propelling a wheelchair
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Comprehension
  • Expression
  • Social interaction
  • Problem solving
  • Memory


Most patients are referred to our inpatient rehabilitation program while they are still in the hospital recovering from serious events or injuries. Although, patients may also be referred from skilled nursing facilities and community based physicians. Insurance pre-authorization is required for admission and is completed on behalf of the patient by the clinical rehab specialist.

Our inpatient rehab program

The goal of acute rehabilitation is to help you regain function and return to the community. When you are admitted to our rehab program, treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to identify functional strengths and weaknesses. Your program is tailored to meet your individual needs and is modified as progress occurs. Here is what you can expect from our inpatient rehabilitation program.

  • An average length of stay is 10 to 14 days
  • A combination of two to three therapy disciplines, including physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Continuous physician and nursing oversight throughout your stay

Your rehabilitation team

Our inpatient rehabilitation program is made up of a team of multidisciplinary professionals, including rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Resources for rehabilitation patients and caregivers


Our acute inpatient rehabilitation program is located on the fifth floor of Alaska Regional Hospital.

Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 DeBarr Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99508