Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

  • I am interested in rehabilitation services for my child. How can I make an appointment for outpatient rehab at Children's?
      A physician’s referral is required for all outpatient rehabilitation services. Talk with your doctor about a prescription for therapy at Children’s or call 404-785-7100 for more information.
  • Where is the closest outpatient rehab location to me?
      Children’s offers outpatient rehabilitation services at nine convenient metro Atlanta locations. Visit the Rehabilitation Locations page to find the closest outpatient rehabilitation location.
  • My child is scheduled for a therapy evaluation at a rehabilitation site, but I need to reschedule. Who should I contact?
      If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please contact the rehabilitation location directly. Visit the Rehabilitation Phone Numbers page to find the phone number of the appropriate rehab center.
  • How do I contact the local rehab center regarding questions or problems?
  • I am not sure what is involved in the therapy evaluation the doctor has ordered. How can I learn more?
  • How can I contact someone regarding outpatient rehabilitation services?
  • Where do parents/caregivers stay during inpatient rehabilitation?
      At the Children's Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU), each patient has a private room with a sofa that coverts to a bed for family members wishing to stay with their child.
  • What do I need to bring for my child's inpatient rehabilitation stay?

      Bringing personal items from home, such as books, photos or favorite clothes, can make your child more comfortable during his or her stay. We suggest bringing some personal care items, such as a comb or brush, deodorant, shampoo, soap and a toothbrush and toothpaste. Please bring comfortable clothing for your child, such as elastic-waistband pants, loose-fitting shirts, pajamas, socks, underwear, athletic shoes and a jacket or coat if needed. Each patient room has a safe to store electronic and personal items.

  • How can my child get from a rehabilitation location to a hospital for inpatient care?
      One of our evaluators will work with the case manager or referring professional to arrange transportation from your location to Children’s at Scottish Rite.
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