Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis

14561 N. Outer Forty
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Fax: (314) 881-4188
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Hours of Operation:
Open daily 24 hours.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is located on North Outer Forty Road in Chesterfield, in western St. Louis County, near Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, multiple trauma, cancer, bariatric conditions, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions.

Designed to promote recuperation outside the traditional hospital setting, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital incorporates many unique features, including:

  • Brain injury unit with monitored rooms, specialized beds, patient lifts, and dedicated therapy space and dining area
  • Dedicated stroke care unit with specialized equipment
  • Gymnasiums featuring high-tech therapy devices and treatments
  • Specially equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • Special apartment where patients and families can practice daily living tasks
  • Private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs
  • Pet therapy and other recreational programs
  • Outdoor healing garden and walking trail to assist in rehabilitation

The greatest feature of our rehabilitation hospital is our team of dedicated doctors and nurses. These rehab professionals provide the exceptional patient care for which Mercy is known, with an emphasis on improving individual functional ability and quality of life. 

Our comprehensive treatment approach includes addressing the physical, emotional and psychological components of each patient. We evaluate each patient, focusing on movement patterns, strength, flexibility, functional ability, balance and tone. Therapists work closely with physicians, specialists and family members to treat patients as they progress toward their goals.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital recently cared for its 1000th patient. Click here for the story.

For more information on Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital or to schedule a tour, please call 314-881-4004.

Mercy Rehab Hospital in St. Louis

Admission Process

Referrals to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital can be made by contacting the Admissions coordinator at 314-881-4004. A clinical nurse liaison will complete an on-site evaluation to determine medical stability and appropriateness for admission. Admission will be coordinated with the referral source, the insurance company, the patient’s physician and the discharge planner. Family members and other interested individuals are encouraged to tour Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital.

During your stay at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, a rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) will help you identify your goals in relationship to ongoing physical and cognitive needs. If the goals you and your physiatrist identified are best achieved in an acute inpatient rehabilitation environment, an admission can be arranged. An acute inpatient rehabilitation facility requires your active participation in a combination of therapies designed to help you reach optimal wellness. Expect to spend three hours a day, five days a week in physical, occupational and/or speech therapies depending on the plan of care you and the rehab team have developed.

What to Bring

Throughout your rehabilitation stay, you will be participating in a variety of activities and therapies, and you should be as comfortable as possible. Since your plan of care may include practicing to dress, wear loose fitting clothes during all therapy sessions, when possible. If you are female, we also recommend you wear slacks instead of dresses or skirts. We highly recommend bringing the following items with you:

  • Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing (five-day supply)
  • Supportive shoes (smooth rubber-soled shoes preferred)
  • Socks, underwear, personal toiletries and laundry bag

Plan of Care

Your plan of care is built around your personal goals and abilities. The doctors, nurses and therapists will collaborate with you to develop an individualized plan of care. Frequent treatment team conferences will review how your plan of care is progressing and if any of your goals have changed.

If there is a family member, friend or caregiver who should be part of your plan of care and treatment team, please let the rehab team know.  For example, that person could participate directly in therapy sessions, learning skills that can help bridge the transition from inpatient rehabilitation to home.

Daily Schedule

Your daily schedule will include several or all of the following therapies:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

Your schedule will be available daily and may change from day to day. Therapy will begin the day after you arrive at our facility.  Sometimes therapy may start before breakfast, but it will always be completed by dinnertime. Practicing what you have learned in therapy sessions will help your rehabilitation progress. Your nursing staff will assist you in this follow-up practice. Upon completion of the day's activities, you can expect to be tired. In the evenings you will find time to rest, relax and visit with your family and friends.

Visiting Hours

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital encourages family participation in the rehabilitation program, with the goal of returning the patient to their former community.

General visiting hours of the Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital are 4 to 8 p.m. Immediate family may be present throughout the day and one primary caregiver may spend the night. There are no age restrictions on visitors. This additional access to the unit for primary caregivers allows them to observe care and learn to assist the patient to care for himself. Observation of therapy may be scheduled with the patient’s therapist.

The plan of care that started the day you arrived at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital extends through your transition from acute inpatient rehabilitation to home. Your home medications and their potential side effects will be carefully explained. We will help you update or develop your personal medical profile. If after discharge you need assistive devices like a cane or wheelchair, we will help you identify providers and costs. If you need continuing therapies, we will provide you with choices that suit your preferences and match your insurance coverage.

Support Person

A support person is defined as a family member or loved one who is actively assisting in our patient’s care and well-being.  In some cases a support person may be necessary for our patients to return home.  At Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital we allow one support person to stay the night with their loved one. Support persons should not hinder the rehabilitation process, but rather assist in the care and have the capacity to be trained to support the patient they are staying with.

Leaving Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

The plan of care that started the day you arrived at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital extends through your transition from acute inpatient rehabilitation to home. Your home medications and their potential side effects will be carefully explained. We will help you update or develop your personal medical profile. If after discharge you need assistive devices like a cane or wheelchair, we will help you identify providers and costs. If you need continuing therapies, we will provide you with choices that suit your preferences and match your insurance coverage.

Getting Your Feedback

We hope your stay at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a healing and supportive one. Let us know what we can do to make you comfortable. Our No. 1 priority is to offer you physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care that will help you deal with the rehabilitative challenges that you face. You may receive by mail a survey asking you for feedback on your Mercy Rehab stay. We ask for your feedback so we can continue to strengthen and further refine our patient centered care.

Sister Organizations

Services Offered

Our Providers

Phung T. Dang, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mercy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Drupadi A. Kumar, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mercy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Melissa R. Strike, DO, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mercy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mercy Clinic
Rodney R. Thorley, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mercy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mercy Clinic

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