Southeast Side Celebrates Grand Opening of Multi-Million Dollar Dixon Health & Wellness Center
Written by Staff Writer on October 1, 2018
Methodist Healthcare Ministries celebrated the relocation and expansion of the Dixon Health & Wellness Center located at 4212 E. Southcross with a grand opening and dedication ceremony today. Community leaders including Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 4 Tommy Calvert advocated for the new 10 million dollar facility that replaced the defunct Southeast Baptist Hospital which had become a neighborhood eyesore and vandalism target.
“I’m really thankful for the Methodist Healthcare Ministries Board of Directors for putting the vision and leadership to improve wellness for those they serve in South Texas,” said Jaime Wesolowski, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas President & CEO, “I look forward to bringing their vision to a
sharp focus and insuring that Methodist Healthcare Ministries lives up to our promise every day in the future.”
The Dixon Health & Wellness Center offers a complete menu of programs and services under one roof including medical, dental, counseling, diabetes education, food pantry, health education, immunizations, lab, Medicaid and CHIP application assistance, nutrition information, pediatrics, physical exams, prescription, referral & transportation assistance, women’s health, pharmacy physical therapy and oral surgery. All services are offered on a sliding-fee scale based on ability to pay, household income and family size.
The relocation and expansion of services includes dental care equipped with 24 patient chairs, oral surgery, physical therapy offered in partnership with the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy, a chapel for prayer and meditation, and a walking trail and benches providing a safe and peaceful place for community members and clinic employees to exercise and relax. The campus will be further developed based on community assessment and needs.