With affordable living, quality education and economic stability, it’s no surprise Bulverde Spring Branch is a sought-after place to live. We care about our community family, and that includes providing access to quality healthcare. Whether you are young or old, your wellness is our priority.
Medical emergencies can be frightening and stressful. A visit to Physician’s Premier ER can ease anxiety and pain. 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.
For family urgent care needs, Christus Promptu Immediate Care offers a broad spectrum of services. From annual physicals and student health assessments, to treatment of pediatric issues, broken bones and seasonal ailments, Christus Promptu delivers a wide-ranging healthcare experience. Onsite labs and X-ray services provide diagnostics for quick evaluations and treatment of patients of all ages.
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 accidents happen, residents in Bulverde and Spring Branch have help. Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS provides Mobile Intensive Care (MICU) prehospital emergency care to the citizens of western Comal County, and cover a 216 square-mile area. All of the individuals who serve in the award-winning system work hard and are driven by the 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, which responded to over 3000 calls in 2018. The department has had over a 26% increase in call volume since 2016. The majority of the team is dual-credentialed for medical and fire response.
Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS currently has three manned stations (24/7/365): Rodeo Drive, Puter Creek Drive, and Johnson Way. Currently the 215 Rebecca Creek station is staffed 24 hours per day at a temporary location. Construction as started for a fourth station and is expected to be completed and staffed in September of 2019. Plans for a fifth station have already begun to continue to prepare for the growth the area is experiencing.
Six hospitals serve the Bulverde and Spring Branch area, all within a quick drive. The closest, Baptist Emergency Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, are only 15 miles to the south.
The Baptist Health System provides shorter waiting times and convenient online check-in at their emergency locations throughout San Antonio. 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 technology.
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 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.
Soon to open is Singing Hills Professional Building, a 60,000-square-foot office building at U.S. 281 and Harmony Hills in Bulverde. The three-story building will house an ambulatory surgical center on the first floor, as well as an imaging center. Other floors will provide physicians with office space, expanding the number of key specialties in Bulverde Spring Branch.
“There will be dermatology, family practice and physical therapy. These will be satellite offices of physicians in the San Antonio area. It’s a long-term value generator for the community,” says Todd A. Gold, president, REOC Development LLC.
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.
An active lifestyle is the trademark of healthy 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. Both first-time gym users and fitness veterans will find the exercise guidance they need at Planet Fitness. Certified trainers provide small group training sessions and personalized exercise programs seven days a week.
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 games, crafts, day trips, yoga, tai chi, aerobics, Zumba and educational classes. In addition, the center offers social activities, nutrition and educational programs, community outreach and health and wellness classes.
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. 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. 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. Volunteer members of the Bulverde and Spring Branch Lions Clubs participate in a range of events dedicated to raising funds for charitable purposes including scholarships and funding for medical assistance.
Whole-body wellness covers more than physical health. 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 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.
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.
With a focus on the Activator Method of adjustment, Bulverde Chiropractic Wellness Center treats back pain, carpal tunnel issues, neck pain, sports injuries and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Chiropractic therapies to improve body functions are offered at Taproot Chiropractic and may include electrical stimulation and rehabilitative exercises. Specialty services focus on chiropractic care for children and pregnant women.
A no-cost consultation to determine each new patient’s needs is provided at Dr. Goff’s Chiropractic & Wellness center. Chiropractic care focuses on treating the spine to enhance overall feelings of wellness. Therapies help relieve headaches, mid-back pain, lower back pain, disc problems, sciatica, and pain from sports injuries and car accidents.
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