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Patient Safety is Our Priority

To Our Valued Patients and Families

During these unprecedented times, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan remains steadfast in our commitment to provide safe, quality, and expert rehabilitation care to the patients and communities we serve. As southeast Michigan’s only freestanding, academic, rehabilitation hospital, now more than ever, patients depend on us for the critical services we provide to help restore mobility and independence.

Here are just a few steps we have taken:

Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • Visitor Restrictions – We are adhering to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order, to restrict all visitors from entering our facilities, with limited exceptions.
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Screening. All RIM employees have their temperature checked every day before being allowed to enter the hospital. Anyone presenting COVID-19 symptoms is sent home to follow-up with their physician. Patients who are referred to RIM from area hospitals must also undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing prior to arriving at RIM. Patients are not admitted to RIM until we receive two negative COVID-19 tests administered within a 72 hour period. Should a patient develop symptoms while at RIM, they will be placed in isolation and tested immediately. If the test comes back positive, the patient will remain in isolation, as to not infect other patients and staff.
  • Enforced social distancing and wearing face masks. We have rearranged our therapy gyms to enforce 6ft social distancing between patients during treatment. In addition, staff wear N95 masks and patients are required to wear a cloth face mask whenever they leave their room.
  • Additional cleaning to prevent the spread of infection occurs frequently throughout our facility.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Our Outpatient Therapy Clinics will slowly and safely start to reopen at the end of May at select locations. Our goal is to have all sites opened by July. To ensure safe care, we have implemented.

  • Visitor Restrictions - In an effort to maintain social distancing and safety in our clinics, there are no visitors allowed to attend outpatient therapy appointments with a patient, unless a caregiver is required for assistance.
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Screening. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 prior to each therapy session. Staff is also screened daily.
  • Enforced social distancing and wearing face masks. We have rearranged our therapy gyms and waiting areas to enforce 6ft social distancing between patients. In addition, staff will be wearing medical face masks and patients are required to wear their own cloth face mask.
  • Additional cleaning to prevent the spread of infection occurs frequently throughout our facility. Therapy equipment and treatment tables are sanitized after every use.

To schedule an outpatient appointment, please call 313-745-1100 or request an appointment online at https://www.rimrehab.org/patients/request-therapy-appointment

For almost 70 years, RIM has been a beacon of hope and healing for persons recovering from life-altering injuries or illnesses. RIM was established to treat injured soldiers returning from World War II and persons affected by the polio epidemic. We have seen our community through tough times before, and we’ll continue to be here for you as we get through this too.


Thank you for choosing Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.