About Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida

Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida, a campus of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, is the only acute care inpatient rehabilitation facility serving the Tri-County area.

Our facility features all private rooms and around-the-clock care. This means that you have constant access to the tools, time and dedicated space you need to grow stronger every day.

To learn more about our rehabilitation center, please call (850) 863-7651.


Card body: Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehab Program. CARF International also recognizes our facility as a Specialty Stroke Program.

Inpatient rehabilitation program

Our inpatient therapy program is a part of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Because of the unique, and often complex, needs of our patients, Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida is under the direction of a full-time medical director who rounds on patients daily. Our registered nurses specialize in rehabilitative services and provide 24/7 care for patients.

Our patients participate in a therapy program seven days a week. Patients receive a minimum of three hours of personalized therapy five days a week.

Conditions we treat

Rehabilitation can help improve the lives of many patients following injuries or illnesses, such as:

In addition to these conditions, we also serve patients experiencing functional challenges, including:

  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Cognitive and perceptual deficits
  • Impaired mobility, balance and coordination
  • Limitation in strength and range of motion
  • Limitations in self care
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Swallowing disorders

Facility amenities

Our rehabilitation facility is a new, renovated building. Some of our amenities include:

  • Expanded physical therapy gym
  • Large areas for rehabilitation
  • Outdoor therapy garden
  • Private patient rooms
  • Professional landscaping
  • Rooms equipped to serve bariatric patients
  • Upscale dining area

Our rehabilitation team

The team at Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida includes experienced rehabilitation specialists who work closely with patients and their families.

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Patient care technicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists