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South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)

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Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The HBPC Program provides primary care services in the home to complex and or frail patients who are usually homebound. Appropriate referrals include patients who have multiple, interacting, chronic illnesses, need palliative care for terminal illnesses, or require case management for a specific medical problem. These patients are assigned to a HBPC physician as their PCP. HBPC is provided in San Antonio and Kerrville. An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and a dietitian provides care in both programs. In addition, short term patients can be admitted to HBPC for focused care. These patients remain assigned to thier current PCP while HBPC staff care for acute problems such as wound care, medication management and/or physical therapy. A new program offers care coordination, disease management and home tele-health technology to provide close monitoring of Veterans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, and Diabetes who have increased need for hospitalization or urgent care visits. In general, Veterans must live within a 40 minute drive from either medical facility. Arrangements can be made for patients requiring wound care services during evenings and weekends. Send consults to Extended Care Service, electronically, requesting HBPC. For assistance with the referral, contact the social worker assigned to your team.

Contact Info

Location

  • Audie L. Murphy
    Kerrville VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 210-949-3071
  • 210-617-5300 Ext. 12951

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.