Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 71 therapy, behavioral health, heart care services, and an ER suite offering private rooms. St. Lucie Medical Center recently invested $6.9 million in renovations, expansions and technology. West Palm Hospital 2201 45th St., West Palm Beach, 33407 561-283-1126; www.westpalmhospital.com West Palm Hospital, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, is a 245-bed acute care facility with 40 years of experience in providing the highest quality of care to the community. There are 380 members of the medical staff, and the hospital employs over 600 full and part-time employees. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and the American Osteopathic Association, and is a primary teaching affil- iate of Nova Southeastern University and a founding member of the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education. The hospital campus includes an 88-bed psychiatric unit and a medical professional office building housing West Palm Hospi- tal's specialty outpatient rehabilitation center, wound management, orthopedic and spine services, mental health outpatient services, and a comprehensive breast center. West Palm Hospital also serves the commu- nity by offering free physician lectures throughout the year as well as sponsoring health fairs and screenings to local organiza- tions and companies. West Palm Beach Veterans Medical Center 7305 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, 33410 561-422-8262; www.westpalmbeach.va.gov The West Palm Beach Veterans Medical Center is a general medical, psychiatric and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and limited research. Comprehensive healthcare is provided through primary care and long-term care in the areas of dentistry, extended care, medicine, neurology, oncology, pharmacy, physical medicine, psychiatry, rehabilita- tion and surgery. The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center operates a Blind Rehabilita- tion Center which is the referral center for blind and visually impaired Veterans from throughout the state of Florida. The VA also operates a PTSD clinic in Port St. Lucie, as well as outpatient clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Stuart, and Veto Beach. Veterans Centers are available in Lake Worth and Jupiter. URGENT CARE OPTIONS Walk-in urgent care clinics are a common feature of today's neighborhood shopping centers and drugstores, providing low-cost walk-in treatment for sudden illnesses or injuries that may not require a trip to the emergency room. Appointments are not necessary, and treatment is usually within the hour, for patients of all ages. Typical conditions treated at an urgent care include: fevers, asthma attacks, flu, upper respiratory infections, sprains, strains, cuts, broken bones and burns. Some urgent care clinics also offer x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medi- cine and some primary care services. Helix Urgent Care Three locations serving Palm Beach County. www.helixcares.com Helix Urgent Care offers three locations to serve Palm Beach County: Boca Raton (located just across the county line in Deerfield Beach), Palm Springs (serving the Lake Worth area) and Tequesta (also serving Jupiter). Each has a separate phone number and daily schedule, so visit FINDING A DOCTOR Moving to a new city is exciting, but it also requires finding the grocery store you like, the schools your kids will attend — and the healthcare practitioners that fit the needs of your family. Here are a few local and national physician resources, where you can search for physicians by location, specialty, and more. American Academy of Pediatrics | www.aap.org | www.healthychildren.org National website for children's health resources; separate "Parenting Corner" website is a comprehensive site for health-related news, questions, and other topics. American Medical Association Doctor Finder | www.ama-assn.org Resources for general health information, as well as a search function for local physician resources under the "Patients" tab of the site. Healthcare District of Palm Beach County | www.hcdpbc.org Website that lists healthcare programs, and services in the county, as well as, information on health care coverage and a provider directory. Healthgrades | www.healthgrades.com/fnd-a-doctor Search for specialists in your area by condition, procedure, and doctors who have experience in the specific care you need. The site matches you with a doctor, where users can see reviews and ratings from other patients.

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