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Listing: Driver Rehabilitation Programs - Chicago Area

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Being able to drive is a sign of independence and freedom. A disability can affect driving, but many individuals do return to safe and independent driving. In some cases, this may require evaluation by a Driver Rehabilitation Program.

Driver Rehabilitation Programs are staffed by occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, and certified driving instructors. This team of professionals provides a comprehensive clinical and behind the wheel (BTW) evaluation. The goal is to determine an individual's potential for driving and recommend specific equipment for their vehicle if necessary.

Most insurance providers cover the cost of the clinical, but not the BTW, evaluation. When calling for information, ask about alternative funding sources.

Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, Il 60007
847-640-3119
https://www.alexianbrothershealth.org/arh/services/driver-evaluation

Centegra Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program
500 Coventry Lane #170
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
815-356-2700
https://centegra.org/service/rehabilitation-services/driver-rehabilitation-service/

Chicago Lighthouse Driving Rehabilitation Program
for drivers with vision loss only

1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608
312-447-3433
https://chicagolighthouse.org/program/driving-rehabilitation-program/

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
*Driver evaluations*
Building 228, Room 5012
Phone: 708.202.8397 ext. 24382
https://www.hines.va.gov/services/Driver_Rehabilitation.asp

Loyola University Medical Center
1219 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, Illinois 60153
888-584-7888
https://www.loyolamedicine.org/rehabilitative-services

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Wheaton Campus
26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
630-909-6080
http://marianjoy.org/rehab-technology/MARTI/Driver-Rehab.aspx
Note: This location also offers a Teen Driving Program which coordinates services for teens with special needs in nearby high schools; a highly specialized low vision program; and a program that offers an adapted van for persons who drive from their wheelchairs.

Northshore University Health System Driver Rehab
1000 Central St.
Evanston, Illinois 60201
847-570-2060
https://www.northshore.org/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/our-programs/driving/

OSF Rehabilitation
OT referral required*
6501 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614
Phone: 309.621.4111
Fax: 309.621.4148

Rush University Medical Center Driving Rehab Program
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 440
Chicago, Illinois 60612
312-563-2454
https://www.rush.edu/services-conditions/occupational-therapy-ot/driving-rehabilitation-programs-and-services

 

You May also be interested in:

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists - Driving Fact sheets

ADED has developed a series of Fact Sheets on disabilities and driving.  All Fact Sheets are available for download, open to the public to share.

 

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