Independence, something most of us take for granted, stands at
the core of the Brain Injury Transitional Services (BITS) program
at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, where
individuals who have suffered acquired brain injury strive to
regain control of their lives and re-establish their
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF), the BITS program is designed to provide such
individuals with the care and resources necessary to help them
define and reach their goals.
BITS is an intensive outpatient program that
helps people make the transition from an acute-care setting to
their homes, jobs and communities. It is centered on a commitment
to individualized care shaped to help fit the specific needs and
goals of each client.
During program hours, clients participate in therapies designed
to optimize functional, cognitive and physical skills. The
transfer of skills learned in the clinic to the home, work and/or
school and community setting is crucial to optimizing an
individual's quality of life. When appropriate, therapists may
accompany clients to their homes or workplaces to facilitate the
use of the compensatory strategies needed to achieve successful
The BITS program assists patients working to
recover from a broad range of cognitive and physical disabilities
The needs of those learning to live with brain
injury require an interdisciplinary approach that addresses all
aspects of recovery, from the physical and psychological to the
social and vocational. In addition to the client and family, team
members may include specialists from the following disciplines:
Family members are also considered an integral part of this
interdisciplinary approach. Each family is involved in
establishing therapy goals and transferring skills to the home
environment. Because the BITS program recognizes that brain
injury affects the whole family, various forms of support such as
education and counseling are offered to family members throughout
the care process.
Referrals are accepted from physicians, insurance representatives
and/or case managers. For more information, call 817-250-3949.
this link to download a prescription pad. A physician
signature is required prior to services being provided.
Free parking is available in the visitors parking
garage which is connected to the hospital. Valet parking is also
available as needed, and free to out patient rehabilitation
patients as well as individuals with handicap placards.
this link for information on support groups and educational
opportunities. For information on neurosciences including head
trauma and stroke, follow this