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Bulverde/Spring Branch Has A High Demand for Quality Healthcare Services. 

Local Healthcare, Wellness & Therapy

There’s a high demand for quality healthcare services in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area due to our rapidly growing population and diverse mix of young families and aging adults. Residents enjoy access to several healthcare, therapy, chiropractic and wellness facilities as well as our very first Emergency Room, Physicians Premier ER.  

In addition, a diverse array of healthcare professionals provide high-quality care, including physicians, specialists, dentists, pharmacies, senior care providers, chiropractors, dentists, and more to meet the demands of a rapidly growing community.

The health care industry in Bulverde/Spring Branch continues to expand with plans for additional medical office space to meet the needs of an increasing population. 

The demands of a growing population, along with an educated, motivated and substantial talent pool, make Bulverde/Spring Branch an ideal strategic location for healthcare and bioscience services to thrive.

Scott Wayman

For more information, please contact Scott Wayman, Economic Development Director Bulverde/Spring Branch EDF
830.885.4331 cell: 210-380-5033  swayman@bsbedf.com
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Bulverde/Spring Branch Emergency Services

Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services, d.b.a. Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS , is the 9-1-1 service provider for Western Comal County. Their district covers a 216 square-mile area that also includes the full responsibility of responding to medical calls at the Guadalupe River State Park and on the 22.5 miles of the Guadalupe River.

There are five stations strategically located throughout the community to minimize response times:

  • Station 1, 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch
  • Station 2, 2016 Puter Creek Drive, Spring Branch
  • Station 3, 30475 Johnson Way, Bulverde
  • Station 4, 215 Rebecca Creek Road, Spring Branch
  • Station 5, 9850 FM 311, Spring Branch (staffed during expected significant weather events)

Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS strives to be leaders in fire and life safety services. To achieve this goal, crews are provided with cutting-edge equipment and apparatus to handle the most exigent calls in a rapidly
growing residential and commercial area.

Hand in hand with state-of-the-art equipment, training for employees includes the most innovative approaches and specialized skills sets. The Department’s advanced technical skills training and response includes:

  • Swift water
  • High angle
  • Wildland
  • Dive Team
  • Cave and Confined Spaces
  • Tactical Medical Team

In addition, all personnel train in a nationally recognized bio-skills lab, Centre for Emergency Health Sciences, conveniently housed in their Central Station. Access to one of the few State Board approved cadaver labs in the U.S. allows the Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to be entrusted with some of the most progressive protocols in the state, resulting in an exceptionally high procedural success rate.

For more information about Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS visit their website at http://www.bsb911.com.

Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS Central Station
353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, TX 78070

Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Mobile Clinic

Night Ropes Exercise

Firefighters Outside House

Swift Water Platform

Hospitals & Emergency Room Facilities

Physicians Premier ER, located right here in Bulverde just .6 miles west of US 281 on SH 46, is a freestanding ER, not an urgent care, designed to accommodate the growing demands of the Bulverde community for 24/7 emergency care. A fully-equipped facility providing the families and workforce in Bulverde with efficient, high-quality emergency medical care. This facility offers the same services that a traditional hospital based Emergency Department offers with in-house labs for a faster turnaround time in getting the results, in-house pharmacy that includes all conventional medications used in the emergency room setting to treat a variety of emergency conditions such as medications to treat heart attacks and strokes (time is muscle and the faster these treatments can be started, the better the patient outcome), and CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound on site (their staff is experienced in performing all imaging studies needed to rule out or diagnose life threatening emergencies).

In addition, Pysicians Premier has equipment available to manage critical patients such as an advance ventilator that has the ability to perform BiPap/ CPap/ as well as to manage intubated patients, cardiac monitored rooms to closely observe patients for any cardiac changes, and multiple portable options to include telemetry capabilities to do the same, all the necessary equipment that would be needed for patients that may have difficult airways inclusive of video guided devices, various different styles of advanced airway tools, as well as, cricothyroidotomy sets, and central line ability as well as EZ-IO for patients that are in need for immediate medications and are hard to get a peripheral intravenous access started.

Physicians Premier is staffed by board-certified ER doctors and specially trained medical staff who have years of Emergency Room experience. In fact, 80% of their physicians are Board Certified in either Emergency Medicine or Family Medicine. Their physicians are required hold certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support which are standards of our own that are above and beyond the minimal requirements of the state. They staff only Emergency Room trained Registered Nurses, not Licensed Vocational Nurses or Certified Medical Assistants, and their nurses have all worked in the traditional Emergency Room setting plus they have experience with handling multiple critical patients at one time. Most of them still work in the hospital ERs. The state requires our nursing staff have Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and in addition to the state requirements, Physicians Premier requires their nurses to also have a Trauma Nursing Core Course. Their radiology staff hold certifications in Basic Life Support and although it is not required, they also have their radiology staff participate in Advance Cardiac Life Support courses to improve the team dynamic of managing critical patients.

Physicians Premier aims to be a better option to crowded hospital emergency rooms. Combining quality ER experience with superior emergency medical care, they offer quality treatment with minimal to no wait times.

Other Nearby Hospitals & Emergency Room Facilities (from intersection of US 281 @ SH 46)

Baptist Emergency Hospital, San Antonio – 11 miles
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, San Antonio – 13.8 miles
Methodist Boerne Emergency Center, Boerne – 16.9 miles
South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital, San Antonio – 17.6 miles
North Central Baptist Hospital, San Antonio – 18.6 miles
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels – 20.6 miles
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio by Christus Health
– 28.6 miles
South Texas Medical Center
, San Antonio – only 30 miles from Bulverde
This 900-acre district is a major hub of health care, education and research. This Medical Center includes the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 75 medically related institutions, more than 45 clinics, 12 major hospitals and countless private practices, offices and non-medical businesses. 

“When the BSBEDF was forward looking and driven to try and help solve their medical access for emergencies and medical care, they contacted us to come and try to help them figure out a way to extend their EMS reach and function, and provide for full up to date emergency care right here in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area by convincing us to place one of our Freestanding ERs in the Old HEB building on SH 46. “

“They have been tremendously helpful in aiding us to work through a lot of the snags and trouble placing this Physicians Premier Emergency Room in this beautiful community of beautiful people.”

“We are continuing to strive to better cover the super people of this area.  The BSBEDF has been actively involved with us trying to get the federal government’s CMS department to start recognizing Freestanding ERs like Physicians Premier.  This department of the federal government determines who they recognize and reimburse to take care of the tricare, medicare, and medicaid population which we are still working on w ith frequent trips to Washington DC.”

“The most important thing to realize is that no matter what, if you have a legitimate emergency, we will take care of you regardless of your insurance carrier.”

“In addition your insurance company does have to pay for your ER access as an in network visit, regardless of whether your insurance is in network with us or not.  You cannot be running around looking and asking whether a emergency room facility is in network or not, when you have an emergency and time is critical for your welfare.”

“Thank you BSBEDF for thinking of your neighbors and letting us help you provide for your neighbors.  We are not a big corporation company and each Emergency Room we place is owned and operated by the docs that work at that facility.”

Lonnie Schwirtlich MD FACEP

Chief Medical Officer, Physicians Premier ER

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