Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. has been serving Southeast Texas residents for over 23 years. The Port Arthur Center provides comprehensive medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy services 5 days a week 7am to 6pm and Saturday hours from 8am to noon. Our satellite Centers (Silsbee, Jasper, and Orange) are open 5 days a week 8am to 5pm. Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. employs 4 medical doctors, 9 family nurse practitioners, and 4 dentists.
In 2012, Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. served over 38,000 patient visits in its Port Arthur facility alone. The Center has additional facilities in Orange, Silsbee, and Jasper serving an additional 13,500 patient visits.
Comprehensive care gives patients access to pediatrics, ob/gyn, family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, dentistry, and pharmacy all in one central location with one unified patient chart. Patients can benefit from the comprehensive services, for example, when they visit dental the Dentist has full access to medical conditions which may affect the treatment.
Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. offers a sliding fee scale and will see patients regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, the Center accepts all Medicaid, Medicare, CHIPS, and private insurance plans.
Based on the Federal Poverty guidelines, the Center has fees as low as $30 to uninsured and underinsured patients. The fee includes access to the Center’s complete services including basic labs, 340b pharmacy, patient navigators, and transportation at no additional cost. Patients do not have to worry about coming in for a low office visit and being surprised by having to pay additional money for labs or x-rays.
A unique feature to Gulf Coast Health Center is free access to patient navigators. The purpose of the patient navigator is to assist patients, especially those uninsured or underinsured, in obtaining assistance with health care through any applicable state, federal or private programs. The navigators research each patient’s specific situation and assist with all necessary paperwork to complete the process. Additionally, the navigators assist patients in obtaining referrals to necessary specialists in the area and prepare paperwork to assist patients in obtaining free medications from manufacturers.
Center patients also have access to the Center’s 340b drug program. Utilizing the Center’s in-house pharmacy or any local Walgreen’s location, patients can save hundreds of dollars on prescription medications just by being patients of the Center.