Short-Term Rehab Program

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General questions: 218.249.5555

Short-Term Rehab Program

Supporting return to daily life

Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors, part of the St. Luke’s system, offers a short-term rehab program. Also known as a swing bed program, it offers a place for people to stay after hospitalization to receive personalized rehabilitation care.

Short-term rehab is often appropriate for people who require the following:

  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Specialized wound care
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • IV therapy
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pain management

Whether a patient was hospitalized at Lake View, St. Luke’s or any other facility, the patient can be transferred to Lake View. The skilled nursing staff and therapists will work with patients to help them regain strength, function and independence.


The Lake View team develops a customized plan for each patient. Typically, the plan includes twice-daily sessions with a physical therapist, plus regular sessions with occupational and speech therapists. Patients may stay for as little as a week or for up to 100 days. The average stay is two to three weeks.

Rehab Apartment

Lake View offers a unique inpatient apartment that allows caregivers the opportunity to assess a patient’s ability to safely move around in a home environment. This feature helps inform discharge planning and gives patients, families and caregivers confidence in the plan.

Medicare Requirements

Medicare Part A will generally pay for short-term rehab (referred to as “Swing Bed”) if a patient has been hospitalized for three consecutive days and the patient’s doctor determines that daily skilled care is needed. If these criteria are met, Medicare will pay all covered charges for 20 days. After that, Medicare will pay covered charges except for the skilled nursing coinsurance. Other insurances will also pay for short-term rehab. For more information, contact the Lake View business office at 218.834.7300.

Plan Your Stay

If you have a planned surgery or hospitalization, give yourself peace of mind by planning your rehab stay in advance. To learn more, call Lake View at 218.834.7305.


Lake View Hospital

  • 325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616 Map
  • Phone 218.834.7300
    Toll Free 800.834.8890

    Fax 218.834.7388

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Establish care: 218.249.4000
General questions: 218.249.5555

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