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COVID-19 Rehabilitation

Are you or a loved one experiencing the side effects of COVID-19? Research shows – and we see it proven daily – the sooner you begin vigorous rehabilitation, the better your outcome will be. COVID-19 is no different.

We developed the ReCOVery℠ Program for:
• patients experiencing challenges from the illness and prolonged hospitalization. Inpatient rehabilitation can help.
• patients who can fight symptoms at home with the assistance of outpatient services.
• patients challenged by persistent symptoms weeks or months after the infection cleared – a group widely known as “long-haulers.” Outpatient rehabilitation can address an array of issues.

Led by board-certified physiatrists utilizing the latest COVID-19 research and treatment, our multifaceted program offers everything from a short round of physical therapy to extensive rehabilitation to help adults and children battling this beast of a virus.

Inpatient RehabilitationDon Force therapy in ReCOVery Unit
Mary Free Bed’s inpatient ReCOVery℠ Program is specifically designed for COVID-19 rehabilitation following hospitalization. We’ll help you regain strength and confidence so you can safely return home.

Rehabilitation is provided by:
• Physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation
• Occupational therapists
• Physical therapists
• Speech-language pathologists
• Respiratory therapists
• Pain specialists
• Psychologists
• Nutritionists

If you need intensive rehabilitation but still test positive for COVID-19, we have a dedicated unit at our main campus in Grand Rapids. Team members focus on:
• Cognition
• Deconditioning
• Respiratory function
• Stroke/Neurologic injury
• Other conditions associated with the virus

Patients see a board-certified rehabilitation physician daily and receive a minimum of three hours of customized daily therapy at least five days a week. Respiratory therapists are available 24/7, and psychology services also are offered.

Ask for a referral or call us directly: 616.840.8790.

Outpatient Rehabilitation
If you or your loved one is recovering at home from a recent bout with the illness or still experiencing persistent symptoms, Mary Free Bed’s ReCOVery℠ Program can help.

Whether COVID-19 is a primary or secondary diagnosis, outpatient services are available as clinically appropriate. We can help with:

• Headaches
• Loss of smell or taste
• Memory difficulties and “brain fog”


• Chronic pain
• Deconditioning
• Dysphagia
• Fatigue
• Muscle and joint aches or pain
• Rapid heartbeat
• Respiratory problems
• Sleep issues
• Stroke/Neurologic injury


• Anxiety
• Depression

Our multidisciplinary ReCOVery ℠ teams are led by board-certified physiatrists. Depending on your needs, treatment may include physical, occupational, speech and/or respiratory therapy, psychology, pain rehabilitation and nutrition.

COVID-19 is taking a toll not only physically but also emotionally, mentally and socially. Our COVID-19 ReCOVery℠ Skills Group is facilitated by a health psychologist trained in managing chronic conditions. Participants receive mental health support, education on symptom management and coping skills development.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P: 616.840.8005
F: 616.840.9642

Mary Free Bed at Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan – East
5800 Foremost Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
P: 616.949.3583
F: 616.840.9697

Virtual Services
We’re also providing treatment virtually throughout Michigan. Just call 616.840.8005 or 800.668.6001.