Driving Rehabilitation Program
Mercy Health Plaza
5264 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Park at the Fitness Center (south entrance). Enter Fitness Center doors and proceed ahead to Occupational Therapy.
goal of Mercy’s Driving Rehabilitation program is to promote independence in
the area of community mobility. We provide a non-threatening environment
to assess driving skills. Rather than a pass/fail system, we help to identify
problem areas and offer rehabilitation when possible to improve
performance in those areas.
How We’re Different
Our comprehensive program is led
by an Occupational Therapist specifically trained in the area of driver
rehabilitation. Mercy's program is the only in the area to offer complete
continuum of care — from the clinic setting to behind-the-wheel training by the same
therapist. This lends
itself to a unique and more comfortable client experience with a very
personalized approach. Watch short videos about the program.
Who Should Consider Mercy’s Driving Rehabilitation Program?
- Anyone with physical, visual or cognitive impairment recovering from injury, illness or traumatic event with the goal to return to driving
- Older drivers wishing to assess and/or sharpen their driving skills due to age related changes in mobility, vision or memory
- Potential new drivers who seek assessment of their skills prior to obtaining a license or permit. (Note: in order to participate in our driving portion, a valid permit is required)
- Individuals seeking training on use of adaptive driving devices. (Professional training by a rehabilitation specialist is required prior to installation of any adaptive device in a personal vehicle at our nationally recognized local mobility dealer.)