Select Medical Rehabilitation - Pensacola

Fax: (850) 473-4888
Referral Phone: (850) 473-4800
Referral Fax: (850) 473-4888
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Hospital Access
Onsite visitor parking is free.
Visiting Hours

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily

Please contact our hospital about any additional visitation requirements or restrictions that may be in effect (e.g., masking, number and age of visitors).

About Us

About us

Select Medical Rehabilitation logoSelect Medical Rehabilitation – Pensacola is a 14-bed medical rehabilitation unit, also known as an acute rehabilitation unit, that helps individuals regain function and rebuild their lives following injury or illness. Select Medical Rehabilitation – Pensacola is housed within Select Specialty Hospital – Pensacola. This 75-bed, free-standing critical illness recovery hospital specializes in helping critically ill patients breathe, speak, eat, walk and think as independently as possible. 

Every patient has individualized rehabilitation needs, goals and hopes for the future. To that end, Select Medical Rehabilitation measures and monitors our patients’ outcomes to gauge how well we are helping individuals reach their milestones.

View our 2023 patient outcomes report.

Onsite dining options

Hospital Cafeteria

The cafeteria is open Monday through Friday and serves:

Breakfast: 7- 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Takeout (sandwiches, etc.): 1:30 – 5 p.m.

A coffee kiosk and several vending machines, open 24 hours a day, are located in a room off the main hallway. 

Local hotels and restaurants

There are a variety of hotels and motels near our hospital (some of which may offer special rates to our guests), along with a wide range of restaurants and dining options.

Financial Assistance Information

To help answer financial questions about care delivered at our hospitals, including questions about financial assistance, paying your bill and price estimates, please see our Florida financial guidance page.

Select Medical’s Collections and Bad Debt Policy

Select Medical’s Financial Hardship Discounts Policy

Select Medical’s Financial Hardship Disclosure Form

No Patient Left Alone Act

Visitation policy

Infection control policy

The Four Whys

Four Focus Areas of Recovery

The Four Whys of Inpatient Rehabilitation

Play the accessible version of the “The Four Whys of Inpatient Rehabilitation” video

We specialize in treating patients recovering from a range of medical issues including stroke, brain or spinal cord injuries, surgery or chronic medical conditions. Our multidisciplinary care teams assess patients and develop personalized treatment plans to meet patient needs, with a goal of improving their independence and returning to daily life. This brief video outlines the four core aspects of our hospitals' approach to inpatient rehabilitation.


We help patients strengthen muscles that aid in self-care activities, balance improvement, coordination and endurance.

We focus on patient mobility because it can increase:

  • Ability to return home
  • Independence
  • Ability to perform other rehabilitation activities
  • Quality of life
  • Ability to return to work, school, community and daily routines


We work on strengthening and controlling facial muscles to help create sounds for speech and enunciation, finding words, understanding others, reading, writing and communicating.

We focus on restoring speech because:

  • Speech provides dignity, allowing patients to participate in their own care, express their wishes and communicate with family members and others.
  • Patients who can speak are less likely to experience depression and anxiety.*

*Freeman-Sanderson et al., J Crit Care, 2016; 33:186-191


We help strengthen muscles to prevent aspiration and improve swallowing, hydration, nutrition and ultimately advance our patients to a normal diet.

We focus on restoring the ability to eat because:

  • Safe swallowing increases the variety of nutritional foods patients can eat.
  • A balanced diet prevents muscle loss and enhances the ability to participate in therapy sessions.
  • “Normal” forms of eating increase a patient’s sense of independence, quality of life and community since many gatherings center around food.

Thinking and cognitive rehabilitation

We address cognitive impairments by actively working with patients to improve their thinking and cognition, and by teaching safety strategies and techniques that help with activities of daily life.

We focus on the importance of thinking and cognitive rehabilitation because it:

  • Improves executive functions such as decision-making
  • Enhances the ability to perform daily tasks and routines
  • Prepares patients to return home and regain their quality of life
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