Inpatient Programs

Children's Specialized Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility centrally located in New Brunswick, NJ, on the state's only pediatric academic healthcare campus. Comprehensive inpatient therapy is provided for children following a serious injury, illness, premature birth, major surgery, chronic illness or pain, or any other life-changing incident.

Our inpatient rehabilitation is specialized for infants through young adults, up through age 21. Each program provides 24-hour medical and nursing care, plus an intensive daily therapy program. The typical length of stay for an inpatient at Children's Specialized Hospital is 30 days, but this can vary widely based on the diagnosis, child and family, and program.

Children's Specialized Hospital partners with the local Ronald McDonald House and local hotels to provide inexpensive housing for patient families.

At Children's Specialized Hospital our comprehensive approach ensures each patient, regardless of diagnosis, receives care that treats the entire child. As leaders in patient-and-family centered care, we employ parents of current or former patients. Our Family Faculty members understand that a partnership with our families is essential. As employees of the hospital, they are available to provide support and guidance during a patient's stay.

PSE&G Children's centerThe Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation are:

  • Regaining maximum functional ability to enhance social, emotional, and community integration
  • Individualized nursing and medical care during a fragile and necessary time
  • Necessary emotional support and encouragement for your child and family
  • Opportunities for children to socialize and interact with other patients and families

During an inpatient stay your child will benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach including:

  • 24-hour medical and nursing care
  • Child life services
  • Educational resources
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Participation in a variety of leisure programs

Supported by unsurpassed outcomes and unparalleled patient feedback, our hospital specializes in providing a broad range of complex medical and rehabilitative care, with a comprehensive approach that is unmatched. Ongoing research pursuits ensure Children's Specialized Hospital remains at the forefront of treatment methods and patient outcomes.

Please select from one of our inpatient programs below to get started:

To view the full Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Brochure, please click here.

Patient Stories

  • Therapy was always fun. It was never boring and towards the end, my body started to work a little bit. So, when you see your growth over the month, it really boosts confidence.

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  • We had to learn to trust a new place with providing the best care for our child. Once we realized how incredibly caring the entire team was at CSH, it was smooth sailing.

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  • My advice for other families is to never give up. It can be a lot and you’re always trying to find the right answer or solution, so be persistent and keep going,

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