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Sugar House Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic

1136 East Wilmington Ave. | Salt Lake City, UT 84106

What is a driving evaluation?

During the 2-hour appointment, an occupational therapist, who specializes in driving rehabilitation, will discuss:

  • Paperwork and safe driving video
  • Assessment of vision, cognition, rules of the road, strength, range of motion, coordination, and reaction time
  • “On the road” driving assessment with use of adaptive controls, as needed
  • Review of evaluation and recommendations for additional training equipment

Who should have a driving assessment?

Anyone who has had a cognitive, visual, or physical change that may affect their ability to safely drive. Physicians may recommend an assessment following a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological condition.


Is a driving evaluation covered by my insurance?

Depending on the condition, Workers Compensation carriers or Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for the services. Typically, health insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, do not. A 30 percent discount is available for self-pay. Please call the clinic for inquiries regarding price of the evaluation.


How do I schedule an appointment?

Have your physician fax a referral to the clinic at 801.581.2043 or call us at 801.581.2221, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


What are my options if I cannot afford the assessment or do not pass it?

Several options are available depending on where you live and what training you may need. We offer driving training in one-hour blocks with the same instructor. You may also use one of the private driving education agencies that offer training programs. Some assessment services are also available through the Drivers License Division, depending on your needs.


To learn more, contact the Driving Rehabilitation Program at U of U Health Sugar House Outpatient Rehab Clinic visit this page.