Children’s Treatment Area

We are very pleased to let you know that we now have a dedicated inpatients children’s treatment area. This is in the Rehabilitation Institute. The first children went to the unit on 1st June 2011.

Children need to be treated in a different way to adults. For many years this it been recommended that medical services for children are in their own area with their own staff. We have only admitted children into the Rehabilitation Institute for the last few years which is why the area was recently started.

The area is separate from the adult treatment areas and is more child friendly than the adult areas. It is also smaller and we can treat up to 8 children at one time.

All the children come with their parents to start at 8am and have therapy up till 4.30pm. Therapy is Monday to Friday and a half day on Saturday. There are breaks for snacks and lunch! The therapy is also special for the children and includes play therapy which is so important in a child’s development. Play therapy uses play as a way to give therapy. This can be continued by families when they go home.

Some children have therapy as an outpatient at the hospital, it can be less expensive than inpatient therapy. You can talk to the doctors about treatment for children in the outpatients. Phone the call centre to make an appointment. See the pages about appointments for more details. Book CMC Appointments online 

Contact Us

You can book appointments online or coming to the appointment. 

You can no longer book by phone.  

Please contact if you have any problems booking your appointment. 

Patient care enquiries for PMR:

Book appointments online or at the hospital. 

For other information for patients with disabilities or rehabilitation needs please contact Dr. Debbie Skeil:

More detailed contact information can be found at Contact PMR

We hope this information is accurate; if you have any additional information that may be useful or spot any mistakes, please let us know.

Last Edited August 2017 

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Christian Medical College, Vellore

PMR Department

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
at CMC, Vellore