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San Francisco's CARF Accredited Facility...

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation program is a Medicare certified facility and accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as well as Stroke-Certified. The 20-bed facility is located on the 7th floor of the hospital. 
The program provides rehabilitation for patients with functional loss due to disabling illness or injury, including but not limited to the following common diagnoses:
  • Stroke - CVA
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neuropathy/Myopathy
  • Guillan-Barre
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amputation
  • Multiple trauma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polyarthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Degenerative neurological disorders

The importance of the CARF Stroke Certification means that our physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers have met high standards in the delivery of care for anyone recovering from a stroke.  The program offers weekly stroke education classes for patients, family and friends to better understand the recovery process.

Admission Criteria
There are several requirements for a patient to qualify for inpatient acute rehabilitation.

They include:
  • Physician order/referral
  • Patient requires a combination of two or more therapies including physical, occupational and speech
  • Patient requires 24-hour nursing
  • Patient is able to tolerate three or more hours of therapy per day
  • A discharge plan is established

Our admissions coordinator will make an onsite visit to evaluate and assess the patient at no charge.

To make a referral, take a tour of our facility, or ask other questions, please call

Why choose Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation?
Saint Francis' Acute Rehabilitation facility is CARF accredited. Why is this important?

When you choose a rehabilitation program that is CARF accredited, it means this facility passed in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that Saint Francis meets the rigorous CARF national and international standards of quality patient care. Not all rehabilitation facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area are accredited. (For more information online:

You have a choice. Most people need to decide on a rehabilitation facility at a time when their stress level is high. Choosing a rehabilitation facility for the next step of recovery is a decision that should be made with objective analysis.   Here are some reasons for choosing Saint Francis:

  • CARF Accreditation
  • Patient Satisfaction -- Our patient satisfaction scores are consistently high.
  • Private Rooms -- Our great city views enhance the therapeutic and healing environment.
  • Size -- Because our facility is comparatively small with only 20 beds, our patients receive individualized care from a consistent team of physicians, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, psychologists, social worker/discharge planners and case management staff.
  • Location -- Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is conveniently located three blocks off Van Ness Ave - Hwy 101 - and close to both the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges.
  • Parking -- Valet and validated parking for patients' family members
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists -- Our therapists are trained and/or certified in NDT (Neuro-developmental Technique).
  • Discharge Planning -- We offer comprehensive discharge planning from hospital to home.
  • Wi-Fi -- Wireless access for your personal computer is available at no charge.

Our Location:
Acute Rehabilitation - 7th Floor
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 353-6270


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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 353-6000