How to Receive Services

To access services at Arc Gateway, you need a referral from a state agency that sponsors and funds the service. If you are not eligible for services through a state agency, private pay and/or private insurance arrangements may be available.


If you have a disability and need assistance in seeking or maintaining employment, contact Vocational Rehabilitation at 850-595-8444 in Pensacola.

If you have a developmental disability (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mental retardation, Prader Willi syndrome, spina bifida) and need services to assist you in daily living, employment, day training, respite, residential or other services, contact the Agency for Persons with Disabilities at 850-833-3494 or 800-452-3895 and ask to apply for services.


If you are a student in Escambia County, transition services may be available through the school district. Contact John Bouchard at 469-5593 about services funded through the Escambia County School District.


Children's Services: To receive pediatric therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy) at Pearl Nelson Center, referrals can be made by your child's pediatrician. Referrals for infant/toddler developmental instruction services must come through the Early Steps Program at Sacred Heart Health System.

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