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Two of Jacksonville's leading healthcare providers  -- St. Vincent's HealthCare and Brooks Health System -- have come together to offer this unique skilled nursing unit located within St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside. The innovative sub-acute rehabilitation program, the first of its kind in Jacksonville, is designed serve to the needs of the community and is available for patients at all area hospitals.

A positive state of mind speeds up recovery.  Our program is located in a newly renovated wing in
St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside with a vibrant, active environment featuring private patient rooms and a pleasant, private dining room to make sure you are comfortable during your stay.  Our ultimate goal is for every patient to return home safely and to recover successfully.

Highly specialized experts

All therapy is administered by highly specialized experts with advanced training in orthopedic rehabilitation.  We also have a team of specially trained nurses on hand to provide around-the-clock nursing care.  The program is guided by a physician with board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The program is directed by a Director of Nursing. 

Watch the video above to learn more about the unit...

Stay connected to family and friends

Our newly renovated wing is fully wired to allow patients to stay in touch with loved ones.  We offer access to lightweight laptops.  Patients and visitors can also watch favorite movies using our Netflix account.  


Powerful tools for recovery

Upon admission, each patient is given access to DVD/video technology, including the Wii Fit that will enhance the therapy experience and allow you to more easily continue your exercise program at home.  Our dedicated gym space is filled with state-of-the-art equipment and we also offer a simulated kitchen and laundry to teach patients adaptive techniques for a safe and functional return home.  You will be provided with the services of a case manager to coordinate your rehabilitation and help plan your continued care after discharge.

Rehabilitation seven days a week

We offer a comprehensive range of programs throughout the week and on weekends.  Our goal is to facilitate every aspect of your recovery and transition back to daily life.  Your rehabilitation includes: 

  • Physical therapy- to build strength while reducing pain
  • Occupational therapy- to increase independence with daily activities
  • Pain management strategies to reduce discomfort
  • Caregiver Education
  • Activity therapy to integrate rehabilitation goals with leisure lifestyle choices
  • Trained Therapy Dogs to provide friendly encouragement

Coming to Total Joint Rehabilitation

You will need a referral from your physician prior to being admitted into the Total Joint Rehabilitation program.  To learn more or for your physician to make a referral call (904) 296-5645 or visit St. Vincent's Website.  Care at St. Vincent's Medical Center Total Joint Rehabilitation managed by Brooks Rehabilitation is covered by most major insurance providers and is located on the 5th floor in the North Wing of St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside 4201 Belfort Rd; Jacksonville, FL; 32216.  Directions.