SEARHC facilities on Prince of Wales Island (including the Alicia Roberts Medical Center) are currently experiencing network issues impacting inbound calls. If you would like to schedule an appointment or leave a message, please call 907.463.0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide updates as soon as possible.
Recovering from an illness or injury might require more specialized care after your initial treatment by a doctor. SEARHC offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help you recover, improve, or keep skills that aid in your day-to-day functions and allow you to reach your greatest potential. SEARHC Rehabilitation Services are available to all individuals in our community.
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Referral for therapy
Your primary medical provider may provide you with a referral or send one directly to SEARHC Rehabilitation Services electronically, via fax, or mail. If you don’t currently have a referral, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a referral.
If you are already a SEARHC patient or once you are registered, our patient access representative can schedule your first appointment.
If you’re not sure if your registered or if a referral was sent, please contact our front desk so we can assist you. Phone: 907.463.6682
Preparing for your appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment. This will give you enough time to check in with the front desk and complete the new patient paperwork before your appointment begins. Patients who are coming for occupational therapy, massage therapy or physical therapy should dress in casual, loose-fitting clothing.
When you schedule your first appointment, our front desk will ask you if you prefer email or text reminders. Please note that we do not receive replies to either the text or email reminders. You must call us directly if you need to make changes to your appointment.
We understand circumstances may change and there might be a need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify us before 5:00 pm the day prior.
Patients who no show (do not keep an appointment without notifying us) or cancels without prior days’ notice for 2 consecutive appointments or 3 times overall will have all remaining appointments cancelled.
We make every effort to accommodate your schedule. If you arrive late for an appointment, the therapist may not have the time to treat you or your therapy time may be reduced.
Accompanying your child to their rehabilitation appointment
We welcome family involvement in SEAHRC Pediatric Therapy, but take an individualized approach. Most caregivers are present and participate in the therapy sessions. Caregiver participation is highly encouraged for all pediatric patients 8 and under.
Can I bring my child’s siblings with me to therapy?
About half of our families bring a sibling with their child who is receiving therapy. However, we ask that you keep in mind what is in the best therapeutic interest for your child and also ask that you are responsible for and present with your other children who come along.
Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis and physical intervention. The SEARHC physical therapy team provides treatment to help patients regain function and movement, improve mobility, prevent further injury and relieve pain.
Occupational therapy is critical for patients with certain medical conditions to gain or maintain the ability to perform everyday activities and allows SEARHC patients to develop skills that allow day-to-day independence.
Speech-Language Pathology therapy is critical for patients with certain medical conditions and is used to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly. Our staff assist patients with a broad range of physical and cognitive communication disorders: issues with articulation, stuttering, word finding, semantics, syntax, phonics, vocalization and swallowing.
Pediatric Therapy supports a child’s growth and development through relationship based physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.