San Antonio Health Care – Simply the Best

New arrivals to San Antonio can find some of the best health care in the world at their fingertips. This international and historic city is home to the finest diagnoses and treatments for the complete spectrum of human disease and frailty. For example, San Antonio can boast of

  • An original jumping off point coordinated by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, studying thousands of women ages 50 to 79 to help reduce coronary heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer and bone fractures among postmenopausal women;
  • Two of the largest men’s health/prostate studies in the world led by Dr. Ian Thompson;
  • The research team that invented the first stent to hold open clogged arteries, now used in millions of patients;
  • Two of the largest children’s hospitals dedicated to saving lives: CHRISTUS Santa Rosa’s Children’s Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital.
  • The two largest military hospitals in the world – Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston and Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland
  • The largest liver transplant program in Texas, conducted by surgeons at University Hospital and the UT Health Science Center;
  • Children’s Cancer Research Center in the South Texas Medical Center;
  • The first use of radioactive seed implants to treat breast cancer in the nation performed at Methodist Hospital;
  • The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging team, a part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, brings together research for longevity and aging studies;
  • Innovative orthopedic joint replacement program at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center.

San Antonio has an ample “supply” of physicians, dentists and allied health personnel thanks to military and civilian patient care and health education programs at colleges and universities throughout the city, hospital based certificate programs and others; and the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, graduate biomedical sciences, and allied health under the umbrella of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

In the private healthcare setting, the Texas Transplant Institute, located at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is the largest kidney transplant service in Texas. The first Medicare approved heart transplants were also performed in this nationally respected institution.

Major Facilities

The health care and biomedical industry in San Antonio employs many, many thousands of people. The sprawling South Texas Medical Center in northwest San Antonio includes the publicly funded University Hospital and its Level One Trauma Center and branches of the city’s three major hospitals, Methodist Healthcare, Baptist Health System and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care. Also in the Medical Center are the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, Clarity Child Guidance Center, and many other clinics, offices and agencies.

Nursing care facilities and home health services are plentiful and many include state-of-the-art care for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The Military Presence

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System offers full service inpatient care at the Audie L. Murphy Hospital and outpatient care in numerous programs;

BAMC (Brooke Army) at Ft. Sam Houston is probably best known for its burn unit;

Wilford Hall at Joint Base – Lackland Air Force Base

Finding Your Doctor or Dentist

There is no need to travel away from San Antonio for the latest health care of any kind. From gene therapy to correct genetic deficiencies, state-of-the-art prosthetic limbs with fingers that can move on thought command to organ transplantation, studies re-growing replacement teeth, arteries and other body parts, San Antonio is at the forefront of the human health care “industry.”

San Antonio Metro Area Hospitals

(Area Code 210 unless otherwise noted)

Baptist Health Care
Baptist Medical Center111 Dallas St 78205297-7000Gen Acute
North Central Baptist520 Madison Oak 78258297-4000Gen Acute
Northeast Baptist8811 Village Drive 78217297-2000Gen Acute
St. Luke’s Baptist7930 Floyd Curl 78229297-5000Gen Acute
Southeast Baptist4214 E. Southcross 78222297-3000Gen Acute
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Downtown333 N. Santa Rosa St 78207704-2011Gen Hospital
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s333 N. Santa Rosa St 78207704-2011Chldr’ns Acute
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Ctr2827 Babcock Rd 78229
333 N. Santa Rosa St 78207
705-6300Acute Care
Guadalupe Valley1215 E. Court, Seguin 78155(830) 379-2411Gen Acute
HealthSouth RIOSA9119 Cinnamon Hill 78240691-0737Rehabilitation
IHS7310 Oak Manor 78229308-0261Sub Acute
Kindred3636 Medical Dr 78229616-0616Acute Care
Laurel Ridge17720 Corporate Woods 78259491-9400Psychiatric
LifeCare8201 Ewing Halsell 78229692-8080Acute
McKenna Health System
McKenna Memorial600 N. Union, New Braunfels 78130(830) 606-9111Gen Acute
Methodist Health Care
Methodist7700 Floyd Curl Dr 78229575-4000Acute Care
Methodist Heart7700 Floyd Curl Dr 78229575-4000Heart
Methodist Children's7700 Floyd Curl 78229575-7000Acute Care
Methodist Ambulatory & Surgery9150 Huebner Rd 78240225-0496Outpatient
Methodist Specialty & Transplant8026 Floyd Curl 78229692-8110Acute Care
Metropolitan Methodist1310 McCullough 78212208-2200Acute Care
Northeast Methodist12412 Judson Rd 78233650-4949Acute Care
Mission Vista14747 Jones Maltsberger 78248490-0000Psych Sub Abuse
Southwest General7400 Barlite Blvd 78224921-2000General
Southwest Mental Health8535 Tom Slick Dr 78229616-0300Psychiatric
Starlite VillageCenterpoint 78010(830) 634-2212Chemical Rec
Texsan Heart Hospital6700 IH-10 West, 78201736-6700Heart
University Health System4502 Medical Dr 78229358-4000Trauma
Warm Springs Rehabilitation5101 Medical Dr 78229616-0100Rehab
Wilson Memorial1301 Hospital Blvd, Floresville 78114(830) 393-3122Med/Surgical
Federal & State Hospitals
Audie L Murphy Veterans7400 Merton Minter Blvd 78284617-5300Acute Care
Brooke Army Medical CenterFt Sam Houston 78234916-4141Acute Care
TX Center for Infectious Diseases2308 SE Military Dr534-8857Infect. Disease
San Antonio State6711 S. New Braunfels 78223532-8811Psychiatric
Wilford Hall Medical CenterLackland AFB 78236292-7100Acute Care