ReHabilitation Center Clinic
The ReHab Center Clinic is located in the SubCon Industries building on North 15th Street in Olean with satellites at the Salamanca and Allegany agency sites. Services to enhance the social, emotional and physical health of the people we support are provided by clinicians with experience in the field of developmental disabilities.
- Nutritional assessments and counseling are provided by a registered dietician.
- Social work counseling for individuals and groups are provided by a licensed medical social worker, LMSW.
- Rehabilitation counseling focusing on work-related outcomes is provided by a rehabilitation counselor.
- Psychiatric assessments and medication oversight are provided by a psychiatrist.
- Psychological assessments and testing are provided by a Ph.D.
Clinicians are available to assist individuals working on goals in both the workplace and in their personal lives.
In order for a person to be eligible for services through the clinic, he or she must have a developmental disability as per the NYS Mental Hygiene Law and demonstrate a need for the service he or she is seeking. The clinic primarily serves adults but may be able to make exceptions in specific cases.
The Wheelchair Clinic is available to anybody who receives services through the Rehabilitation Center. The Wheelchair Clinic occurs once per month.
The Wheelchair Clinic provides people with the opportunity to discuss their mobility needs with an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Durable Medical Equipment vendor, all in one sitting. Working together, you and the team can assess and determine the most appropriate wheelchair and wheelchair accessories best suited for you.
A repair technician is also available for wheelchair repairs and service at this time.
To be seen for a new wheelchair or assessment for other alterations to your chair, it is generally necessary for your physician to provide a script for OT/PT evaluation of mobility needs.
To request repairs or an appointment, contact the Wheelchair Clinic at (716) 375-4747, ext. 636 or 580. Email requests may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Modifications & Adaptive Technology
Environmental modifications are alterations to a person’s home that are necessary to increase or maintain his or her ability to live at home with independence. The modifications address needs related to physical, behavioral, or sensory disabilities, and help to ensure a person’s health, safety, and welfare needs are met. The goal of the modifications is to help the person be as independent as possible.
Adaptive devices are aids, controls, appliances, or supplies of either a communication or adaptive nature. They are necessary to enable the person to increase or maintain his or her ability to live at home or in the community with independence and safety. These adaptive technologies assist the person in the performance of self-care, work, play, and leisure as well as with physical exercise. These can include computer adaptations, speech synthesizers, and much more.
To obtain an environmental modification or adaptive technology a person must have a Medicaid Service Coordinator and agree to participate in the Home- and Community-Based Waiver. The request must show in the Individualized Service Plan how the environmental modification will benefit the person’s independence.
To obtain adaptive technology, a person must have a prescription from a physical therapist or occupational therapist stating how the adaptive technology would benefit the person’s ability to live independently. All other funding sources need to be explored to ensure there is no other payment type available to pay for the adaptive technology. The person must agree to participate in the Home- and Community-Based Wavier and the benefits to the adaptive technology must be clearly stated by the Medicaid Service Coordinator in the person’s Individualized Service Plan.
If you have questions or would like to receive additional information, please contact The Rehabilitation Center at (716) 701-1135, or visit www.rehabcenter.org.