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Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care

(800) 220-7723

2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053


Our Approach to Our Patients: Together We Will Rebuild Your Life!

At the very least, spinal cord injuries (SCI) can seriously impair an individual’s lifestyle. At their worst, they can change a life forever. Our goal is not just to treat the person with the spinal cord injury, but to help them achieve the fullest recovery possible and a happy, independent lifestyle.

Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be a slow and difficult process. The fear and frustration of having a spinal cord injury can leave one feeling hopeless. It takes specialized clinicians with high levels of skill and dedication to assist individuals with SCI to help them reach their highest potential.

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) treats all levels of spinal cord dysfunction through its continuum of care: from ventilator management and interdisciplinary therapies to pain management and community re-entry. A comprehensive treatment plan is tailored to each individual by a dedicated rehabilitation team. Both inpatient and outpatient services are available based on the individual’s needs.

Depending on the level of injury, each person’s needs are different. Our rehabilitation team customizes care to provide the most reasonable and interdisciplinary approach to each patient’s rehabilitation. From admission to discharge, HSC staff is committed to rebuilding the lives of our patients.

Specialized Services Delivered by our Rehabilitation Team

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Psychology / Adjustment Counseling
  • Social Work / Case Management
  • Physician
  • Nursing
  • Wound Care
  • Respiratory Therapy / Pulmonology
  • Nutrition

Treating SCI often includes intensive physical and occupational therapy, bowel and bladder management training, respiratory system improvement, and more. Our rehabilitation team members decide the appropriate treatments and therapies and explain them in detail when they meet each new patient.

Contact Information

For information on inpatient admissions to the Spinal Cord Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 860.827.471 or toll-free: 800.220.7723

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.