Quality healthcare is the foundation of a community. In Bulverde Spring Branch, we are committed to ensuring that every resident and visitor has access to personalized medicine.
Medical emergencies can be alarming and traumatic. A visit to Physician’s Premier ER will help patients weather the storm. The freestanding, modern facility provides the same emergency services and level of care as a traditional emergency room.
Skilled physicians and nurses ensure each patient receives critical help as quickly as possible. Advanced technology including EKGs, CT scans, digital X-rays and ultrasounds streamline the process. If physicians determine that a patient requires the services of a hospital, Physicians Premier ER will arrange a transfer and coordinate continued care with surgeons.
Conveniently located near the intersection of US Hwy 281 and State Hwy 46 is Texas Med Clinic. Providers treat minor emergencies from cuts, broken bones, and allergies to headaches, sore throat and fever. Diagnostics and minor surgical procedures are included in the facility’s comprehensive medical care.
We offer the best of both worlds— immediate specialty care right at home and expanded, long-term care just down the road. From general medical and emergency services to top-ranked health systems.
Fire & EMS
When catastrophes happen, residents in Bulverde and Spring Branch can call on area first responders. Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS provides fire response and Mobile Intensive Care (MICU) prehospital emergency care to the citizens of western Comal County, and covers a 216-square-mile area. All of the dedicated individuals who serve in the award-winning system are driven by the BSB Fire & EMS mission to “serve with compassionate care and immediate response.”
Tax dollars help provide fire and EMS services for western Comal County. Chief Mark Southwell manages the staff of 52 full-time and eight part-time employees who responded to more than 3,500 calls in 2020, an increase of 15% since 2018. The department continues to answer an increase in calls year after year. The majority of the Fire & EMS team is dual credentialed for medical and fire response.
Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS currently has four manned stations (24/7/365). Plans for a fifth station have already begun to prepare for the area’s growth. In addition, a 100-foot, platform ladder truck will be added in late 2020. The unit will assist with emergency situations at multi-story buildings in the Bulverde Spring Branch area.
Six hospitals serve the Bulverde and Spring Branch area, all within a short drive. Only 15 miles to the south are Baptist Emergency Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.
The Baptist Health System provides shorter waiting times and convenient online check-in at their emergency locations throughout San Antonio. Whether a person suffers a broken bone, concussion or heart attack, immediate treatment is available.
Each Baptist Emergency Hospital accommodates patients requiring overnight stays or ongoing critical care. Working together with primary care physicians, they provide a wide range of medical and urgent care.
Focusing on clinical outcome and the patient experience, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital offers patient-centered facilities and highly trained physicians, nurses and technicians. The facility includes nine labor and delivery rooms, 28 private exam rooms in the emergency department, a 20-bed intensive care unit, and advanced imaging methodology.
Equipped with exceptional technology, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital centers on a high-tech, high-touch patient experience, offering advanced medical procedures delivered with compassionate patient care. A community hospital, Methodist Stone Oak relies on the counsel of a community board for outreach events that focus on health and relationship building for high schoolers and adults.
A variety of medical specialists make Bulverde their home. Whether there is a need for a dentist, optometrist, rehabilitation specialist or orthopedist, residents and visitors are sure to find top-notch care.
Now open is Singing Hills Professional Building, a 60,000-square-foot office building at U.S. 281 and Harmony Hills in Bulverde. The location houses Dermatology San Antonio, ATI Physical Therapy and WellMed. Coming soon is BHS Physicians Network.
Also at Singing Hills is The Heights of Bulverde, a senior care facility offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. Residents of the facility and respite care visitors receive professional medical care 24/7. Whether the need is for temporary nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation therapies, memory care, or respite care, The Heights of Bulverde offers a compassionate program.
Individuals with hearing issues can turn to Attitude Audiology where patients receive a comprehensive hearing test to determine their specific type of ear damage. The test is followed by recommendations for hearing devices to maximize communication.
Women’s healthcare needs are addressed at Northeast OB/GYN Associates. Diagnosis and treatment of women’s issues covers gynecological exams, pregnancies, osteoporosis screening, ultrasound and other procedures.
Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio (GastroCon) provides advanced digestive and liver care. Services include colonoscopy, endoscopy, pancreatic cancer screening, liver screening and acid reflux treatment.
Healthy living is defined by active living, and Bulverde Spring Branch has a wealth of opportunities for exercise and social activities. A good workout benefits body and mind. Children and seniors alike can take a walk through Kleck Park, play a round of tennis at Jumbo Evans Sports Park or hike along the Guadalupe River.
A variety of fitness instruction and classes are available at Bulverde Spring Branch businesses. Personal and professional goals can be met at Pilates by Design, which offers personalized programs for young and old. Fitness enthusiasts will find the exercise guidance they need at Warrior Park CrossFit adjacent to Bulverde Community Park. Certified coaches provide hour-long classes and individualized training.
The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center enhances the lives of seniors through a variety of programs that provide opportunities for them to remain active and self-sufficient.
The Center has no shortage of activities to stay healthy and engaged regardless of a person’s age. Local seniors participate in activities that vary from social events and community service to bingo, wood carving, day trips, yoga, aerobics, Zumba and educational classes. In addition, the center offers social activities, nutrition and educational programs, community outreach and health and wellness classes. Schedules are subject to change. Confirm dates and times online or call ahead.
Volunteer options abound for seniors interested in staying involved in their community. The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center delivers hot and nutritious Meals on Wheels to various parts of western Comal County. Pets on Wheels provides assistance with feeding and veterinary care for pets of seniors. The Center also offers assistance and referrals to resources such as utilities, home modification/repair, food and insurance through its Senior Outreach Services.
Volunteers with Habitat for Safe Seniors help elderly residents of the area through a nutrition program, emergency pantry service, a thrift store, home safety program, transportation and a senior center. Thrift store hours have recently changed. Check for updated days and hours.
Acacia Medical Mission, a 501(c)3 volunteer medical ministry, serves residents of all ages who have no access to affordable healthcare. Volunteers serve in administrative or medical roles.
A United Way agency, Provisions provides immediate assistance to those in need through donations of food, clothing, household items, services and money. Volunteers may host a food drive or participate in annual or weekly events.
Volunteer members of the Bulverde Lions Club and the Spring Branch Bulverde Family Lions Club participate in a range of events dedicated to raising funds for charitable purposes including scholarships and funding for medical assistance. The Bulverde Lions Club plans and conducts the annual Wild Game Dinner. The Spring Branch chapter is actively involved in the annual Bulverde Day of Services, as well as State of Texas mandated vision and hearing screenings in local schools.
Enhancing physical health is just one step toward wellness. Total wellbeing encompasses the mind and emotions as well.
A variety of techniques for relieving stress and improving wellness are provided at Massage by Cory West. Choices encompass trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, medical/clinical specialized treatment, reflexology and cupping.
Massages targeted to each person’s specific needs are offered at Resilient Therapeutic Massage. Options include Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, pre-natal and sports massage. Services focus on relieving chronic pain, muscle strains or injuries, headaches, muscle tension and stress.
Aesthetic services designed to rejuvenate skin are found at Uplifting Medicine. Skincare specialists offer facials, hydrafacials, light therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, vitamin-packed injections and cosmetic consultations.
Dr. Jon Sams and the team at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists are ready to uncover and treat physical impairments including stiff joints, weak muscles and abnormal movement patterns. Aches and pains are assessed and corrected through sports and performance physical therapy, orthopedic and manual physical therapy and hand therapy.
Skilled orthopedic care is available at Texas Spine Care. Dr. Adam Bruggeman is committed to treating chronic back pain using the latest technologies and individualized treatment plans. Texas Spine Care focuses on helping patients understand the exact issue and then providing the best options for care.
When accidents happen, rehabilitation, skilled physical therapy and chiropractic care ease the path to recovery. Bulverde and Spring Branch residents have multiple providers from which to choose. Smithson Valley Physical Therapy furnishes orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, as well as an exercise-based program for inner ear deficits known as vestibular rehabilitation.
Chiropractic therapies to improve body functions are offered at Taproot Chiropractic and may include electrical stimulation and rehabilitative exercises. Specialty treatments focus on chiropractic care for children and pregnant women. All remedies focus on restoring the body’s natural ability to heal.
Distance from intersection of U.S. Hwy. 281 & State Hwy. 46:
Baptist Emergency Hospital, San Antonio (Overlook Parkway), Texas – 11 miles
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels, Texas – 21.5 miles
Methodist Boerne Emergency Center, Boerne, Texas – 23.6 miles
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, San Antonio (Stone Oak Medical Center), Texas – 13.8 miles
North Central Baptist Hospital, San Antonio (Stone Oak Medical Center), Texas – 15.3 miles
Resolute Health Hospital, New Braunfels, TX – 26.1 miles
South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital, San Antonio (Stone Oak Medical Center), Texas – 14.3 miles