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Coastal Health & Wellness is Available to Everyone
by Mary McClure, Business Director, Interim Executive Director, Coastal Health & Wellness
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

CHW Highlights National Health Center Week, August 13-19

It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, located in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new patients often tell us how their experiences exceeded expectations.

National Health Center Week, August 13-19, gives us the opportunity to highlight the great services and resources Coastal Health & Wellness offers everyone.

Medical Care

Our clinics offer high-quality primary medical care. This includes well-child visits, family planning, annual physicals, chronic disease management, sick care and more.

We also provide prenatal care for low-risk pregnancies. Our obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services were recently expanded with new referral options added.

The back-to-school season is here. We offer sports physicals for just $25 each. It’s a fast and convenient service.

We also conduct in-house labs and X-rays and offer prescription and referral options.

Dental Care

Coastal Health & Wellness offers top-notch basic dental services from cleanings to tooth extractions. Our dental providers pride themselves on not only meeting your dental needs but also contributing to your overall health and well-being.

In need of dentures? Ask about our affordable options.

Counseling Care

We have licensed professional counselors available to listen and help you deal with depression, anxiety and other life stressors. These one-on-one sessions are confidential and available to adults and children.


Insurance is an important part of your health care. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most major insurance plans and are constantly striving to add more. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you understand your coverage. Please remember to always bring your insurance card to appointments.


One of the primary goals of Community Health Centers is to provide care to the underserved. That’s why Coastal Health & Wellness is proud to offer discounts for eligible uninsured or under-insured patients. We are available to sit down and talk about options to meet your needs.

The work of Community Health Centers is important and extends beyond their own patients. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, health centers provide more than 24 million patients with comprehensive, high quality, affordable and accessible care while saving the healthcare system $24 billion annually.

As a Community Health Center, Coastal Health & Wellness is able to help reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary emergency room visits by providing traditionally underserved patients access to care. This allows us to contribute to the overall health and well-being of the community.

Last year we served 13,324 patients with 41,798 appointments.

What we do would not be possible without our dedicated, caring and compassionate staff. We also take time this National Health Center Week to thank those amazing men and women.

For more information about Coastal Health & Wellness and same-day appointments, please call (409) 938-2234 or visit

We hope to earn your trust and become your medical, dental and counseling home.

Mary McClure is the business director and interim executive director of Coastal Health & Wellness.

Coastal Health & Wellness is Galveston County’s Community Health Center, with clinics in Texas City and Galveston. CHW offers high-quality primary medical, dental and counseling services to county residents. CHW accepts Medicaid, Medicare and many major insurance plans and offers discounted rates for eligible county residents. Call (409) 938-2234 for information or appointments.

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