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Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

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Comprehensive Rehabilitative Care Tailored for You

CARF-Accredited Aspire to Excellence Gold Seal
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The Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital at University of Utah Health restores the quality of life for people with severe injuries and disabling conditions. We offer personalized care and the latest advances in rehabilitation technology to help you gain back your independence.

Our regionally and nationally-recognized team of specialists supports you through every step of your rehabilitation journey. After you leave our hospital, we continue to provide ongoing care, including outpatient services, wellness programs, and support groups. 

Our dedication to exceptional care is recognized with our CARF accreditation and Center of Excellence in Rehabilitative Care award. This recognition shows we’re the leading choice for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care in Utah and beyond. 

Outpatient Clinic

Please call 801-581-2267 to contact our outpatient clinic.

More than 750 patients treated each year
15 specialty programs spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputee, and more
4 nationally respected hospital awards

Why Choose Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital?

Choosing a rehabilitation hospital can be a difficult decision. At Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, we connect patients to our top-rated health care system, world-class doctors, and an extensive network of experts and resources. Our rehabilitation hospital cultivates a healing environment with a warm, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable care team. Together, we are committed to helping patients reach their goal of returning home and getting back to a rewarding life.

What Sets Our Hospital Apart

  • A specialized team approach throughout your stay
  • Experienced, diagnosis-focused staff with expertise in complex and neuro-rehabilitation
  • Specialized training for staff in neuro-rehabilitation
  • Researchers and innovators working side-by-side with our clinical care teams
  • Integration and access to our top-rated health care system
  • Access to more than 1,200 board-certified physicians trained in over 200 medical specialties
  • Beautiful, patient and family-centered facility with an adaptive outdoor therapy terrace and futuristic technology deployed real-time for our patients

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Our pediatric rehabilitation providers offer children (up to age 18) the most in-depth, advanced care possible at Primary Children’s Hospital. We help children and their families adapt to physical or mental challenges they may face after an injury or illness or due to a birth (congenital) condition.

We use a compassionate, family-centered approach to create comprehensive treatment plans for children during inpatient and/or outpatient rehabilitation. To schedule a pediatric rehab appointment for your child, please call 801-662-5888.

The Hospital of Their Dreams

At the heart of the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital is a dedication to helping patients discover their resilience after traumatic injuries.

Meet Our Patients & Care Team

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The Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital is the preeminent destination in the Mountain West for patients recovering from and adjusting to life-altering injuries and conditions. With 172,000 square feet, this advanced facility includes a restorative and healing environment designed to speed up recovery and improve quality of life for patients after they return home.

Our building provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services:

  • Access to renowned physicians
  • An outdoor therapy terrace
  • A large therapy gym
  • Inpatient beds with sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley

Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes


868 patients treated in 2023
  • 60% Male 40% Female
  • Average age of our patients = 57
  • Patients stayed an average of 19.3 days
  • Average number of therapy hours per day = 3.5


How satisfied were patients with their care?
  • 97% of our patients were satisfied to very satisfied with their care
  • 92% of our patients agree or strongly agree that they were involved with decision making during their rehabilitation program


How much progress do patients make in the functional areas of self-care and mobility?

Higher scores indicate increased levels of independence.

  • ADMISSION 56.8
  • DISCHARGE 100.3
  • 90 DAY FOLLOW-UP 116.3


How did patients feel after leaving the hospital?
  • 97% of our patients agree or strongly agree that the rehabilitation program prepared them for going home.
  • 94% of our patients agreed or strongly agreed that the rehabilitation program improved their quality of life. 

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