Spinal Cord Injury Centers

Some hospitals and physicians have special expertise in the treatment of spinal cord injury patients. There is evidence suggesting that patients treated by these health care providers ordinarily have better outcomes than patients who don’t.

Examples of hospitals with a specialty department include the 16 Model SCI Centers in the United States that are working together to improve the care provided to patients with spinal cord injuries. They are doing this by conducting research, providing continuing education about spinal cord injury, and maintaining a national database.


UAB Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
619 19th Street South, SRC 529
Birmingham, AL 35249-7330
(205) 934-3283



California Model Spinal Care Injury System
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
Rehabilitation Research Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 793-6446

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System of Southern California
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 East Imperial Highway, HB 117
Downey, CA 90242-4155
(562) 401-7049



SCI Outpatient Program
Craig Hospital
3425 South Clarkson Street
Englewood, CO 80110-2811
(303) 789-8214



South Florida Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System
University of Miami
School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016960 (D-461)
Miami, FL 33101
(305) 585-1327



Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Shepherd Spinal Center
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1402
(404) 350-7582



New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
NE Regional SCI Center
Boston Medical Center, Preston F511
732 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118-2393
(617) 638-7316



University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
University of Michigan
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
300 North Ingalls, Room NI2A09
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0491
(734) 763-0971



Missouri Model Spinal Cord Injury System
University of Missouri-Columbia
One Hospital Drive, DC046.46
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 884-2899


New Jersey

Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS)
Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corp.
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052-1499
(973) 243-6977


New York

Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1 Gustave Levy Place, Box 1240
New York, NY 10029-6574
(212) 659-9340



Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon
1015 N. W. 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 413-6931


Demonstration of a Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
132 S. 10th St., 375 Main Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5244
(215) 955-6579

University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI)
University of Pittsburgh
7180 Highland Dr., 151R-1
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
voice: (412) 365-4850



Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)
1333 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030-3408



VCU Model Spinal Cord Injury System
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine
PO Box 980661
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Richmond, VA 23298-0661
(804) 828-0955



Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
University of Washington
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Box 356490
Seattle, WA 98195-6490
(206) 685-3999

Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. For links to the web sites of about 44 CILs visit
http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html or email:ilru@ilru.org

More on initial treatment of SCI.


Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (512) 677-5337
  • Email:
    info – at – sci-recovery.otg
  • Address:
    Spinal Cord Injury Recovery< br /> 1501 Red River Street
    Austin, TX 78712