Patients in Tarrant County, Texas, have access to a wide range of medical services, from cardiology to orthopedics. But how long do they have to wait for an appointment? A recent report by Merritt Hawkins, a branch of AMN Healthcare, revealed that the average wait time for medical appointments in the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the United States is higher than ever. In Tarrant County, the wait time difference between the fastest and slowest medical centers is 194 minutes. The Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth has been providing care to residents of Tarrant County and surrounding areas since 1906. It is a comprehensive medical center with 538 authorized beds located in the Fort Worth Medical District.
It offers a wide range of services, including cardiology, neuroscience, transplants, orthopedics, oncology, women's services, outpatient care, and orthopedics. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court created the Tarrant County Hospital District (called JPS Health Network) in 1959 to provide a solid financial foundation for the City-County Hospital, built in 1938 on land donated by John Peter Smith. The center provides specialized primary care and health services, including gastroenterology, laboratory services, prescriptions, and more. Interestingly, the typical wait time for family medicine appointments has decreased, suggesting that it might be easier for a new patient to go to primary care.
For children who need medical care for less critical conditions, look for Cook Children's urgent care centers located throughout the metropolitan area.
VA North Texasprovides free care to veterans who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment while in the military. Veterans do not need to have a disability rating from the VA (to be “service-connected”) and may be able to receive this care even if they are not eligible for other VA care. Beneficiaries' travel benefits include transportation to and from home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transportation. As the supply of vaccines increases, VA North Texas will work with its care teams to inform veterans about their options. Your VA health care team will contact you if you qualify for a vaccine during this period. All previously completed work was necessary to prepare for the long-term planning process currently under way, in order to address future needs, capacity, and care delivery to Tarrant County residents.
Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan all the care you need to stay healthy and healthy throughout your life.