The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) is an 8-bed inpatient unit located within the main campus of Texas Children’s Hospital – a 485-licensed-bed, Level I Trauma Center.  The inpatient program provides medical and nursing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week with therapy services Monday through Saturday. Our program works with insurances companies, state-funded Medicaid programs, and self-pay arrangements.  Our services provide comprehensive care and address physical, cognitive, social, psychological, developmental, and educational needs of patients and their families.

The goals of our program are to:

  • Maximize functional independence of our pediatric patients
  • Improve our patients’ comfort and psychological well-being
  • Provide strategies to successfully navigate a return to the patient’s home, school, and community
  • Educate and empower our patients and their families

CARF Accreditation

The Texas Children's Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) has been recognized and awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for providing comprehensive integrated inpatient pediatric rehabilitation. The IRU at Texas Children’s is the only pediatric CARF-accredited program in the state of Texas. Our interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation team includes experts in pediatric rehabilitation who strive to provide the most up to date, progressive, and evidence-based rehabilitative services to their patients and families. 

While on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, many specialist and services are available to address the physical, cognitive, social, psychological, developmental and educational needs of our patients and their families.