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Duke Rehabilitation Institute

Type:Duke Regional Hospital Inpatient Department
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The rehabilitation experts at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute offer a range of care for admitted patients who have lost physical and/or cognitive function as a result of illness, injury, or disease. Our inpatient rehabilitation facility is located in Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. We provide a comprehensive program of care that is personalized for each person we treat. Our goal is to help you achieve the most active lifestyle possible by restoring movement and independence.

Clinic Hours

This center offers 24-hour nursing care and a variety of providers and specialists who are available during the day and are on call after hours. Interdisciplinary therapy services are provided Monday through Saturday.

Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Seventh floor
Durham, NC 27704-2702

Clinic Hours

This center offers 24-hour nursing care and a variety of providers and specialists who are available during the day and are on call after hours. Interdisciplinary therapy services are provided Monday through Saturday.


We accept referrals from Duke Health providers and outside care locations. We will schedule an evaluation of your needs within one business day of receiving a consultation request.

Your Care Team

Each person’s treatment program is led by a provider with specialty training in rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary approach to your care may involve a variety of care team members including:

  • Physiatrists (non-surgical specialists focused on improving function and reducing pain)
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Admission coordinators
  • Clinical case managers who can assist with discharge planning

Patients have onsite access to all medical services available at Duke Regional Hospital. We may refer you to other Duke Health providers or local organizations who can offer complementary or supplemental services to help you with rehabilitation and community mobility.

Admission Criteria

In order to receive inpatient care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute, patients must:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Require at least two skilled therapies, including physical therapy
  • Need and be able to tolerate three hours of out-of-bed therapy daily
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing and medical management by a provider
  • Have the potential for improvement
  • Be able to learn new information

Comprehensive Treatments

Our inpatient care focuses on short-term rehabilitation. Commonly treated conditions include, but are not limited to:

Your rehabilitation requirements are assessed continuously, which allows our providers to adapt to your needs. Our rehab teams hold weekly meetings to assess every person’s progress and to design a discharge plan. When it’s time for you to leave, you and your family can receive training, support, and assistance with your transition back to your home and community.


  • Private and semi-private patient rooms, each with television, telephone, Wi-Fi access, and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom with roll-in shower
  • State-of-the-art gym, including a suspension walking assistance device and indoor practice car (adjustable to the height of a patient's personal car)
  • Practice kitchen with standard and wheelchair-accessible equipment
  • On-site laundry facilities

Our Providers

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Accepted Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

  • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
  • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
  • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Traditional Choice
  • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
  • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Aetna/CVS Health
  • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select
  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
Gateway Health Alliance
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • First Medicare Direct
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • Carolina Complete Health
  • Healthy Blue
  • NC Medicaid Direct
  • WellCare of North Carolina
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Select
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
  • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
  • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
  • All Savers Alternate Funding
  • All Savers Fully Insured
  • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
  • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
  • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
  • United Healthcare Option PPO
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

About Us

CARF Accreditation BadgeThe Duke Rehabilitation Institute is a spacious, 30-bed facility that occupies two wings on the top floor of Duke Regional Hospital. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In 2023, we admitted 637 people with 83.5% of patients discharged back to the community, compared to 83.4% for the region and 81.6% nationally.

To achieve this level of success, our facility features several services to help you reach your wellness goals:

  • Evening and weekend recreational activities, including pet therapy
  • Community re-entry activities

Along with rehabilitation with our experts, we recognize the value of connecting with peers who are also working to achieve wellness and movement goals. We can connect you with amputee, stroke, and spinal injury support groups for virtual or in-person meetings.

Learn more about our facility at

Preparing For Your Visit

Accessibility Services

We provide equal access for all people and offer a range of free accessibility services to patients and visitors who need them.

Interpreter Services

Free interpreter services can be provided for patients who prefer to communicate in a language other than English.

Free Wi-Fi Available


Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Seventh floor
Durham, NC 27704-2702


Free visitor parking is located at the front of the hospital.

Public Transportation

Plan your trip to Duke Rehabilitation Institute through GoDurham bus routes 4 and 9A/9B. The closest bus stops are Duke Regional Hospital and Olympic Ave at Roxboro Rd. If you have trouble accessing these routes, visit GoDurham Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for Durham County’s accessible transit program.