Providing care for residents through every stage of life is vital for a community. Fortunately, the Rockport-Fulton area is home to thriving medical practices and services so people can stay well close to home.
Rebuilding After Harvey
Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to the Rockport-Fulton area meant many facilities had to cease or minimize operations as they rebuilt and enhanced their facilities. Happily, many have since re-opened. On May 25, 2018, nine months after Hurricane Harvey hit, Gulf Pointe Plaza, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility re-opened its doors to residents and staff. The site offers skilled nursing, long-term and rehabilitation care. Gulf Pointe Village, an assisted living facility, also re-opened its doors post-Harvey.
Sources For Emergency and Urgent Care
When Rockport residents need care immediately, they have several options. Code 3 Emergency Room and Urgent Care provides two levels of care at the same facility. The emergency room is open 24 hours a day while the urgent care is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. At the emergency room, a person can receive care for deep cuts and lacerations, vehicle-related accidents and pain, such as in the stomach or chest. Urgent care services include cold and sinus problems, physicals, eye irritations and other similar concerns that may require medical attention. In addition, imaging and laboratory services are available at this facility.
Northshore Emergency Center, a department of Corpus Christi Medical Center, offers 24/7 care to Coastal Bend region residents. Located in Portland, the facility provides emergency care for a variety of infections and injuries. The center can also quickly transfer patients who may be having a heart attack or stroke to another center for continued treatment.
The staff of Allegiance Mobile Health can help patients get to these facilities quickly and safely. This service provides medical and emergency transportation for patients in need in the Rockport-Fulton area.
When emergency care isn’t needed, but seeing a medical provider is, Rockport Urgent Care Center is there. This center, part of the Twin Fountains Medical Clinics family of services offers urgent care, including X-rays, physicals and illness care.
High-Quality Hospital Access
In addition to standalone urgent and emergent care facilities, there are several hospitals in the Coastal Bend that provide a variety of medical services. CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline is known not only for its emergent care services, but also as a site where a person can see specialty physicians and receive primary care. Surgery and sports medicine are additional services offered. The hospital also operates a nationally recognized Cancer Center where a multidisciplinary team offers brain, breast, lung, kidney and skin cancer care and much more.
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South is another hospital whose women’s care service lines include labor and delivery. In addition to welcoming Rockport’s newest additions, the hospital offers advanced services that include robotic surgery, spine care, and a neonatal intensive care unit.
Help At Home
Sometimes after emergency care or a hospital stay, patients may need further medical care. Several home health services in the Rockport area can provide these options. Cornerstone Home Health provides services that include physical, occupational and speech therapy in addition to skilled nursing care. Being able to stay at home, yet receive needed medical services can be vital to ensuring a person can make a full recovery.
Siloe Home Health in Rockport also offers skilled nursing and a variety of therapies such as infusions and wound care. This home health service has a long history of providing care to the elderly and those with disabilities.
Services To Get Patients Back On Their Feet
Rockport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a short- and long-term nursing care facility that offers a variety of skilled medical services including physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as intravenous therapy and post-stroke care. The staff can work with residents and their families to ensure that care is as affordable as possible. The Center also offers transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, which means patients who require regular treatments, such as dialysis, are welcome.
Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers offers rehabilitation services to help athletes get back on their feet or residents recover from a recent surgery or injury. Their state-of-the-art facilities include a large gym, pool and multiple treatment rooms. A special hand therapy treatment room allows patients to receive care after injuries or surgeries to the hand or upper portion of the arm.
South Texas Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy also offers rehabilitation for a number of sport-, work- and falls-related injuries in addition to post-surgery recovery. The facility can provide vestibular rehabilitation, which is a service for those who suffer from dizziness related to vertigo or other conditions that could contribute to falls.
Emergency Help In The Skies
When emergency care is needed, HALO-Flight air ambulance services take to the skies to help Rockport residents. This nonprofit organization can respond to emergencies and transport residents to trauma centers as needed. HALO-Flight is the only air ambulance service that provides helicopter emergency medical treatment and transport to South Texans and it does so regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
Compassionate care at the end of life
Helping individuals who are near the end of life is the goal of Rockport’s AIM Hospice. Since the first patient was admitted in 1988, the organization has provided compassionate care to patients, their families and the community.
“Hospice is about increasing the quality of the days remaining in their own environment with loved ones and the support of our compassionate hospice staff and volunteers,” said Cynthia Guthrie, administrator of AIM Hospice.
As a nonprofit organization, AIM Hospice relies upon support from individuals as the community as a whole to continue offering high-level services.
“We believe that we, together with the patient and caregiver, form the team which assists patients to live fully and actively and to die comfortably and with dignity in his or her chosen environment,” Guthrie said. “We believe that death with dignity completes the cycle of life. We will act as advocates for our patients so they can attain the highest quality of health and comfort, which affirms life and recognizes dying as a normal part of life.”
The Rockport-Fulton area is home to several hospice organizations to provide support to patients and their families. These organizations include Harbor Hospice of Gulf Coast and Altus Hospice.