Scope of Services

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital employs a variety of rehabilitation professionals to meet the individual needs of each patient. Services available on-site include:

  • Medical (physician) care
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Case management
  • Chaplain

Additional services may be provided as needed or through contractual arrangements. As a dedicated rehabilitation facility, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital does not treat patients who require ventilator assistance.  Your admitting physician, along with our admissions staff, will determine whether Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is right for you.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital offers inpatient rehabilitation. As a patient, you stay overnight and are served by a team of dedicated rehabilitation physicians, nurses and therapists who specialize in treating your unique condition.

Inpatient rehabilitation is different from acute hospital care. Rehabilitation patients are more medically stable and receive at least three hours of therapy each day, at least five days a week. Depending on their condition, some patients may receive fewer hours of therapy to accommodate specific needs.

The focus of inpatient rehabilitation is wellness and achieving maximum functional independence to help you return home as quickly and safely as possible.

Hours of Services

At Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, medical services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Chaplain, nutritional, case management and psychology services are available throughout your stay.

Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available seven days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Speech-language pathology services are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday, and on Sunday, as needed.

Frequency of Services

The frequency of any and all of the services listed above is dependent upon your specific needs. At a minimum, you’ll see your attending physician three days a week. You’ll see your physical, occupational, and/or speech therapists six days a week. Of course, you’ll see your nurses every day.

Other services are provided as needed, or as specified by your attending physician.

Payer Sources

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital accepts Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance plans.


Fees, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums differ for every patient, depending on specific insurance plans and program services provided. For an estimate of benefits, please contact our admissions department at 417- 227-9011.

Referral Sources

Patients admitted to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital are referred by physicians throughout southwest Missouri and across the Midwest. We accept patients referred from acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, surgery centers, physicians’ offices and sub-acute care facilities, as well as patients currently residing at home or coming straight from the emergency room.

Intensity of Services

Patients at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital participate in at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week.  On average, you’ll participate in three to four hours of therapy each day, Monday through Friday, and shorter sessions on weekends.

If you’re unable to participate in this level of therapy due to medical complications, you may be referred to a more appropriate level of care. This determination is not made immediately, but after a period of time, as often a patient can recover in one to two days and begin full participation.

Depending on their condition, some patients may receive fewer hours of therapy to accommodate specific needs.

Specialty Programs

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital features dedicated rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from amputations, brain and spinal-cord injuries, complex orthopedic injuries, and stroke. Learn more about our specialty rehabilitation programs.