Thank you for visiting the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center website. With 267 licensed beds, over 1,300 colleagues and more than 240 physicians, our priority is to deliver exceptional, compassionate care with the utmost honesty and integrity.

For over 45 years, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has had the pleasure of providing high-quality healthcare to our outstanding community.  We take pride in being the only full-service acute care hospital in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties. We offer the area’s only:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Cardiovascular Program
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Certified Cancer Center
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, and
  • Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Center

With 42 patient beds, our full-service, 24/7 emergency department is the only Level II Trauma Center and has the only Pediatric ER in the Tri-County area. When you need the same, compassionate care close to home in Destin or Navarre, you can visit one of our Freestanding ERs.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received many accreditations and recognitions over the years including:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award ™
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award ™
  • Five-star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 6 years in a Row (2015-2020)
  • Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center

I encourage you to learn more about our awards and accolades and our commitment to quality and safety.

In the summer of 2023, our $110 million expansion to our main hospital is slated for completion. This will include a new 4-story patient tower which will house 70 additional beds – bringing our total to 337 licensed beds, a parking garage addition adding 120 parking spaces and renovation and expansion of our cafeteria and kitchen. We look forward to the opportunity to serve our community at a larger capacity.

We are proud to be part of the HCA Florida Healthcare family where our mission is: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our team supports this commitment every day as we strive to exceed expectations in providing excellent care to you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.


Zach McCluskey

Chief Executive Officer