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Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation

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American Physical Therapy Association
Phone: 800/999-2782 (V), 703/683-6748 (TDD)
Choosing Your Physical Therapist:
Find a PT:
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Phone: 800/638-8255, Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST
Find a speech therapist:
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF promotes the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.
Toll Free:  888/281-6531 (V), 520/495-7077 (TTY)
Consumer Guide to Choosing a High Quality Medical Rehabilitation Program
A free, 40-page guide with checklists, questions to ask, and a great glossary of terms to help you find the right rehabilitation facility for your needs.
Directory of "find a..." Listings from Medline Plus
Provides links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities. Includes: Doctors/Dentists, Hospital/Clinics, Other Health Care Providers.
DoctorFinder through the American Medical Association (AMA)
DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This database includes more than 690,000 doctors.
Hospital Compare
This tool provides information on how well hospitals care for all their adult patients relating to certain conditions or procedures. Information provided assists in comparing the quality of care hospitals provide.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO)
Toll Free:  800/994-6610
Search for an accredited facility:
ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation Resources Repository
A searchable database of rehabilitation-related materials for consumers, services providers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Information resources are available in English, Spanish, French, and Ukrainian.
Contact Form:
Special Focus Facility (SFF) Initiative
Through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this listing contains information on the worse rated nursing homes.
U.S. Hospital Finder™
U.S. News and World Report – Listing of Best Hospitals
Includes the top 15 rehabilitation hospitals

Find your local Vocational Rehabilitation office or Career One-Stop

One-Stop Career Centers
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
Toll-free: 877/872-5627 (V), 877/889-5627 (TTY)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Toll Free:  800-526-7234 (V/TTY)
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies:
California Department of Rehabilitation
Information on California rehabilitation services and links to local offices.
Toll Free:  800/952-5544 (V), 916/324-1313
California Client Assistance Program
Toll Free:  800/776-5746 (V), 800/719-5798 (TTY)

Research Centers, Professional Organizations, Agency Resources

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) – Part of NICHD
Toll Free:  800/370-2943 (V), 888/320-6942 (TTY)
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
NRA is a member organization whose mission is to promote ethical and excellent practice in rehabilitation.
Toll Free:  888/258-4295, Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. EST
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Phone: 703/524-6686 (V)
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