Rehabilitation services, rehab services, ellsworth, bar harbor, down east, maine

Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Rehabilitation Department

Provider of rehabilitation services, rehab services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.

The Rehabilitation Department at Down East Community Hospital is considered one of the most comprehensive in Washington County. Our team of highly skilled and caring therapists provides inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy.

Initial outpatient visits and evaluations are scheduled for 45 minutes.  All evaluations and plans of care are communicated directly with your physician.  Your progress reports are coordinated with your follow-up physician’s appointments.

In addition to care on the Hospital campus, our team provides inpatient skilled rehabilitation at Sunrise Care Facility in Jonesport, Maine.

Special Treatment Programs

Lymphedema Treatment Program: A certified Lymphedema therapist provides Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques for the treatment of swollen extremities that interfere with activities of daily living frequently present after cancer surgeries or patients with vascular problems. Therapist can also measure and fit custom supports.

Ergonomic Evaluations: Our Occupational and Physical Therapists are able to perform work site and work station evaluations to promote ergonomic safety and function.

Swallowing Evaluations: Our Speech Therapist, along with the DECH Imaging Department is able to evaluate and develop treatment strategies for patients with swallowing problems with video fluoroscopic imaging.

Videostroboscopy:  Our Speech Therapist, in conjunction with our hospital Ear Nose and Throat physician are able to perform videostroboscopic evaluations of the vocal cords for voice therapy issues.

Vestibular Rehabilitation:  Patients with dizziness and unsteady movement caused by inner ear problems are evaluative and treated with special techniques including the Epley maneuver.  They are instructed in a home exercise program to improve balance function, safety and mobility.

Clinic Hours and Service Locations
Inpatient services are available five days per week for all services with week end orthopedic Physical Therapy coverage as needed.

Outpatient services are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call for more information at (207) 255-0258.

The Rehabilitation Department is located in the second building on the left after entering the hospital campus.

All services are provided with a physician’s referral. All major insurances are accepted with authorized approval from the carrier.

Down East Community Hospital is a proud provider of rehabilitation and rehab services to the people of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East Maine.