Occupational Therapy is one of three key physical rehabilitation services PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center offers our community and surrounding areas.
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that addresses challenges that threaten or impair one's ability to participate in everyday activities of one's need and choices, relating to independence or interdependence and well-being.
Occupational therapy staff serve patients with
their focus on optimal function in selfcare, home and community living
activities, educational activities, work, play, restorative rest and
social participation. Family members and caregivers are also supported
and educated. The medical challenges KMC patients experience may be
debilitating illnesses, dementia, visual disturbances, hand
and arm injuries, total joint surgeries, and neurological injuries such
as strokes, Parkinsons or other degenerative diseases.
Ketchikan Medical Center has three full-time occupational therapists
and one full-time Certified OT assistant. These staff can be found in
patients' homes or community settings, in the hospital or New Horizons
Transitional Care unit or in our PT/OT/ST Outpatient Therapy clinic.
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-7655
Helen Addington, Rehabilitation Services Manager
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.