Acute Rehabilitation

Next Step Acute Rehabilitation Center

Untitled-2After illness, injury or surgery, your physician may prescribe inpatient rehabilitation to complete your program of care. The Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System offers Next Step Acute Rehabilitation Center, where we provide individualized and flexible treatment programs designed for people disabled by injury or illness. Each person referred to the program is evaluated by our team and a rehabilitation plan is then developed to help the patient with the ‘next step’ in their rehabilitation process and developing the skills to live as independently and productively as possible.

  • Diagnosis and appropriate treatment
  • Coping skills
  • Education of patients and families
  • Discharge planning
  • Healing of mind, body and spirit

Our experienced and compassionate interdisciplinary team offers a holistic approach to treating the complex problems of mental illness. The professional team includes psychiatrists, behavioral health nurses, social workers, utilization reviewers, art and recreational therapists and mental health technicians who are all trained to assist patients in their self-discovery, learning and recovery process. The Center offers:

  • Confidential psychiatric and medical evaluation
  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Individualized care plans
  • Licensed social worker services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Neurological evaluation as ordered
  • Life skill training and activities
  • Individualized family and group therapy
  • Physical and occupational therapy as ordered
  • Aftercare planning with patient and family
  • Individualized discharge and recovery monitoring
  • Spiritual care available


All patients referred to the Center are assessed by a mental health professional to determine the need for treatment. Patinet must meet the following critieria before consideration for admission:

  • Be 18 to 54 years of age
  • Evaluated with a primart psychiatric diagnosis requiring acute inpatinet treatment
  • Medical clearance for admission
  • Must be able to participate in a therapeutic setting and treatment program
  • Hospital Locations

    The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System provide a wide array of services at both the Gnaden Huetten and the Palmerton campuses.

    Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton , PA 18071

    Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton , PA 18235