Medical Center Hospital (MCH) offers a variety of services on an outpatient basis including diagnostic testing, lab work, rehabilitation therapy, sleep studies and surgery. Outpatient services are provided with the same high level of care with the added benefits of flexibility and easy access.
All outpatients who require laboratory tests from the facility may use the one of the Outpatient Service Centers. The main campus Laboratory provides quality laboratory testing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via on campus testing and an extensive nationwide laboratory network.
Outpatients may benefit from the physical, occupational and speech therapy provided by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of MCH. This department also offers wound care on an outpatient basis
Medical Center Hospital offers a complete cardiac rehabilitation program designed to help patients with heart disease recover quicker and return to a full and active lifestyle.
Surgery once offered with an overnight hospital stay and extended recovery period can now be safety performed in a day in our Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Overnight stays for the purpose of sleep studies are also offered in the MCH Lab for Sleep Disorders.
Regardless of whether your physician has provided you with written orders, or has elected to phone your orders directly to MCH, all patients must first register before receiving services. We encourage you to call ahead of time and pre-register. This will reduce your wait time when you come for your exam, procedure or initial treatment. Also, ask your physician’s office if your insurance requires pre-certification. Pre-certification must be performed by your doctor’s office prior to the exam, not at the time of registration.
You also may complete our on-line registration form for even faster service. If you are planning to register on-line, someone in our Admitting/Registration department will be in contact with you within one day of completing your form unless it is a weekend. In those cases, you will be contacted by the end of the next business day. Please do not go directly to the department or nursing unit.
Medical Center Hospital Outpatient Therapy provides services to patients who have been referred by their physicians for treatment after many health issues such as stroke; head injury; hip or knee replacement surgery; hand, wrist or shoulder injury; diagnosis of neurological disorders, or other injuries.
Medical Center Hospital is the only facility in the Permian Basin to provide treatment with Bioness L300 wireless devices for limited hand and leg movement in patients affected by stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and head injury. These devices can help increase the ability to walk and use of the hand for grasping and releasing objects.
Other services MCH Outpatient Therapy provides include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech & Swallowing Therapy
- Wound Care
- Lymphedema Therapy
The STAR Cancer Survivorship Program is also a part of Outpatient Therapy Services. This program targets improved quality of life for cancer survivors who are struggling with physical and emotional effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Services include:
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech/Swallowing Therapy
- Nutrition Counseling
- Wound Care
- Individual and group Counseling provided by licensed counselors through a partnership with Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas
- Lymphedema Therapy