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American Physical Therapy Association
Handy Guide to Choosing a PT:
Find a PT:
Phone: 800/999-2782 (v); 703/683-6748 (TDD)

American Speech Language Hearing Association
Find a speech therapist:
Phone: 800/638-8255

Case Management Resource Guide Online
Search by health related state agencies and/or search main for facilities, hospitals, home care, etc.
Managed by Dorland Healthcare Information
Toll Free:  800/784-2332, 215/875-1212

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF promotes the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.
Toll Free:  888/281-6531 (V/TTY), 520/325-1044

Consumer Guide to Choosing a High Quality Medical Rehabilitation Program
A free, 40-page guide with checklists, questions to ask, and a great glossary of terms to help you find the right rehabilitation facility for your needs.

Consumer Reports Nursing Home Guide
August 2006 report on the nursing home industry which discusses problems with nursing home care, how to find a good nursing home, who pays for care, etc. Also includes a listing of "deficient" homes noted for poor care.

Directory of "find a..." Listings from Medline Plus
Provides links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities. Includes: Doctors/Dentists, Hospital/Clinics, Other Health Care Providers.

DoctorFinder through the American Medical Association (AMA)
DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This database includes more than 690,000 doctors.

Hospital Compare: A Quality Health Care Tool
This tool provides information on how well hospitals care for all their adult patients relating to certain conditions or procedures. Information provided assists in comparing the quality of care hospitals provide.

Hospital Finder

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO)
Toll Free:  800/994-6610
Search for an accredited facility:

Movement Disorder Treatment and Rehabilitation Directory (MDTRD)
MDTRD is an online public-access database of doctors in the United States who diagnose and treat patients with movement disorders.


Special Focus Facility (SFF) Initiative
Through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this listing contains information on the worse rated nursing homes.

U.S. News and World Report – Listing of Best Hospitals
Includes the top 15 rehabilitation hospitals.

Find your local Vocational Rehabilitation office or Career One-Stop

NARIC's Librarians' Picks for Employment and Self-Employment

One-Stop Career Centers
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
Phone: 877/US2-JOBS; 877/889-5627

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Toll Free:  800-526-7234 (V/TTY) in the United States
Phone Worldwide:  304-293-7186 (V/TTY)
Calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Machines answer after-hours calls.

California Department of Rehabilitation
Information on California rehabilitation services and links to local offices.
Phone:  916/263-8981

California Client Assistance Program
Toll Free:  800/952-5544 (V), 866/712-1085 (TTY)

Research Centers, Professional Organizations, Agency Resources

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) –
Part of NICHD

Toll Free:  800/370-2943 (V), 888/320-6942 (TTY)

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
NRA is a member organization whose mission is to promote ethical and excellent practice in rehabilitation.
Phone:  703/836-0850 (V), 703/836-0849 (TTY)

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Phone: 703/524-6686 (v); 703/524-6639 (TTY)