Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic's Division of Brain Rehabilitation, within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, helps more than 1,300 people recover from brain injuries each year. Doctors trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation coordinate a multidisciplinary team of experts trained in many areas to evaluate and address your needs. Other brain rehabilitation team members may include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, neurologists and psychologists.


Mayo Clinic doctors and other brain rehabilitation specialists work together to develop an individualized rehabilitation treatment plan for you, ranging from intensive hospital care through outpatient and community-based services. You and your family are an important part of the treatment team, and you're involved in making decisions. Mayo Clinic staff members can also help you find local housing, transportation and financial assistance for medical expenses. The rehabilitation nurse, neuropsychologist, clinical social worker, vocational coordinator and other specialists are available to provide family education and support.

Some impairments after your brain injury last a lifetime. Mayo's Brain Rehabilitation Clinic team will work with you to meet your long-term needs, supporting you and your family at each level of care as your condition improves and your needs change.


Mayo Clinic has accredited brain rehabilitation programs for both children and adults. Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Rehabilitation Program cares for children with brain injuries at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Similar to the adult practices, Mayo Clinic doctors and staff evaluate and develop comprehensive treatment plans for children with medical, cognitive and behavioral challenges after brain injury. Coordinated staff members evaluate and address learning concerns and manage anxiety, mood or behavioral symptoms. They also provide education and support to families and coordinate your child's care with schools or other local providers.

Comfortable, caring surroundings

Mayo Clinic specialists trained in brain rehabilitation provide your care from the day you're diagnosed with a brain disorder through your return home to your family and community.

At the state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, in Rochester, Minnesota, the rooms and therapy and social areas are designed to provide you and your family with a comfortable atmosphere. Each room has plenty of space to accommodate wheelchairs and other equipment.

The unit has a patio for easy access to the outdoors, a lounge area and laundry facilities. A specially designed apartment is available where you can practice and improve daily living skills.


Mayo Clinic staff members use an evidence-based approach for brain rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic and other academic centers across the nation collaborate on research involving a variety of studies, including epidemiology, telemedicine and community-based clinical trials, to improve outcomes after brain injury.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's Division of Brain Rehabilitation, within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, helps more than 1,300 people recover from brain injuries each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

Feb. 06, 2018
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