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A partnership designed
with your health in mind

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The Fire and Police Retiree Health and Wellness Fund partners with Health by Design. Members of The Fund and their families have access to 3 specialized wellness centers staffed by Health by Design professionals. These wellness centers are conveniently located on the North Central side off Paesanos Parkway, on the Southeast side near Brooks City Base and now, in the Westover Hills area.

Health by Design offers patients a customized health care experience that focuses on the mind, body and soul. This is called Well+Being™ Care. In every life Health by Design touches, they seek to produce a healthy body, sound mind, and hope-filled spirit that inspires the patient to live a healthier, more rewarding life.

This transformative health care experience includes more time with doctor’s and staff, an individualized health plan tailored to each patient’s needs, an executive Well+Being Exam™ to assess overall well-being, and more. 

Health by Design wellness centers offer primary and specialty care including Care Navigation, Diabetes Care, Endocrinology, Health and Nutritional Coaching, Integrated Behavioral Health Services, and Physical Therapy. All 3 wellness centers are available to members of The Fund and their families free of charge.

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CARE & SERVICES


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PRIMARY CARE

Exclusive, convenient access to whole-person medical care focused on prevention and wellness.

Services include:

  • Annual Well+Being exams (see description below) and physical exams
    —Include well-woman exams
  • Management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other conditions
    —Coordination of specialty care if needed
  • Sick care for minor illnesses, such as sinus infections, digestive issues, coughs, and colds
  • Care of minor injuries, sprains, and strains
  • Blood pressure and glucose checks
  • Comprehensive laboratory services, to include blood work, urine testing, flu, and strep throat testing
  • Certain immunizations such as flu and pneumonia
  • Administration of allergy injections or therapeutic injections prescribed by an outside doctor and reviewed by an HBD physician
  • Prescription refills of medications prescribed by a HBD physician
  • Evaluation of skin conditions
  • Ear wax removal
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WELL+BEING EXAM™

A Well+Being Exam™ is an annual health assessment provided free to all members of The Fund and their families. This assessment and its follow-up appointment focus on prevention, early detection and healthy living. Through our Well+Being Exam™ patients are encouraged and inspired to live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives. 
 
Your Well+Being Exam™ includes:
  • Biometric Assessment
    —Height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, waist circumference, and BMI
  • Comprehensive Lab Work
    —Extensive cardiac labs for patients age 45 and up
  • CIMT Scan
    —A non-invasive ultrasound to detect vascular disease and cardiovascular risk before symptoms occur
  • Body Composition & Bone Density Scan
  • Hearing Screenings
  • Depression & Anxiety Screenings
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • Follow-up examination, consultation, and action planning with your physician
Well+Being Exams™ will now be facilitated at Westover Hills, Fair Oaks and the new Schertz Parkway wellness center locations. Follow up appointments can be provided at any of our wellness centers.
 
Patient action plans may include physical therapy, counseling services and/or virtual fitness classes. Members of The Fund and their families may access these services at no charge.
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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Endocrine diseases such as diabetes can often be difficult to navigate. We offer no-cost specialized care for patients with diabetes or other endocrine disorders with a physician board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Lifestyle Medicine.

Endocrinology services include:

  • Thorough, endocrinology-focused review of your medical history with whole-person awareness
  • Added expertise from a board-certified specialist
  • Collaboration between specialist and your primary care physician
  • Specialized review and management of complicated endocrine diagnoses including diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders and osteoporosis, as well as many other hormone-related issues
  • Hands-on education when starting new medications or medical technology
  • In-person and virtual consultations


By adding a specialist to their team, members of The Fund and their families know they receive the best care available. For information about Endocrinology services or a referral, speak to your primary care physician.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Hands-on care to restore and improve physical function, reduce pain, increase mobility, and maintain your independent lifestyle. This therapy often focuses on strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination.

Physical Therapy services include:

  • Professional diagnosis and treatment plan developed between The Fund member, physical therapist and primary care physician
  • Visits with a board certified, on-site physical therapist tailored to meet the unique needs of each member
  • Care for members with injuries
  • Pain management
  • Help in reaching fitness goals
  • Treatment that aims to lower the risk of fall or injury, decrease pain from chronic conditions, reduce need for prescription drugs, and maintain an independent lifestyle


Physical therapy is available free of charge for members of The Fund and their families. For information about physical therapy or a referral, speak to your primary care physician.
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Behavioral Health

Your wellness centers offer a collaborative care model that combines primary care with behavioral and mental health services.

Collaborative care offers patients a Care Manager trained in various types of behavioral and mental health conditions. The Care Manager will work with the primary care physician as well as a psychiatric consultant to develop a personalized plan including medication management.

These services are available to The Fund members and their families at no cost.

Behavioral Health services include:

  • Assessment and intake conducted by Care Manager
  • Individual and group counseling services for mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma
  • Diagnosis and recommendations from consulting psychiatrist
  • Medication management
  • Personalized clinical goals
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HEALTH & NUTRITIONAL COACHING

For Members of The Fund and their families who have issues with obesity, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or who are simply motivated to improve their diet and lifestyle, health and nutritional coaching is available at no extra cost.

This 36-week program is overseen by a registered nurse who meets with individual patients for 30 minutes 1 to 2 times each week. The program is specialized to each individual and tailored to meet specific goals. Health and Nutritional coaching also includes:

  • Biometric Assessment – height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, waist circumference, BMI
  • Initial and follow up lab work
  • Guidance on keeping a food record and individual review
  • Nutritional education and food labs
  • Exercise guidance
  • Accountability and support with the option to expand past program completion
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CARE NAVIGATION

Compassionate and personalized support through the health journey for patients and caregivers under the direction of an RN.
 
Services include:   
  • Help arranging appointments
  • Screening for distress
  • Referrals to support resources
  • Coordination of care between PCP and Specialists
  • Communication with Family and Care Givers
  • Facilitating follow-up care
  • Reducing service duplication
  • Providing healthy living education and support
  • Improving health outcomes and quality of life

Your Care Team can be reached Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm at (210) 202-9384.

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VIRTUAL CARE

When you can’t make it for a knee-to-knee visit, your care team is available for virtual visits. Health by Design team members staff our Virtual Care service, meaning in most cases, you will connect with the same doctors and nurses you know from your wellness center.

  • Real-time virtual appointments through your smart phone
  • Secure messaging
  • Prescription refill requests
  • And more
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COOK WELL, BE WELL CLASSES

Come cook with us! Our culinary health education program uses evidence-based curricula, tools, and resources to teach basic nutrition and practical cooking skills to drive healthier eating for a wide variety of audiences. The classes offer guidance to help create a healthier diet that includes nutrient-dense foods from all major food groups, including lean proteins, whole grains healthier fat, fruits, and vegetable of all colors.

Our Curriculum Guide addresses Specific Education on:

  • Diabetes Management
  • Anti-Inflammatory Eating
  • Healthy Eating For People Over 50
  • Diet and Brain Health
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EXERCISE CLASSES

Get moving with our Stretch & Flex classes taught by an instructor skilled in techniques for mature adults and those with health-related limitations. Participants are guided through gentle stretches and core strengthening exercises while focusing on proper breathing techniques. Classes are offered in-person and virtually.
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WELLNESS CENTER LOCATIONS


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      WESTOVER HILLS
      WELLNESS CENTER

      5230 Rogers Road, Building 4
      San Antonio, TX 78251
      (210) 809-6760


      Hours of Operation:
      Monday – Friday
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm and
      1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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      LOCATION SERVICES

      • Primary Care
      • Well+Being Exam™
      • Physical Therapy
      • Licensed Professional Counselors
      • Health & Nutritional Coaching (HNC)
      • Care Navigation
      • Cook Well, Be Well Classes
      • Exercise Classes
      • Virtual Care
      • Endocrinology
      • Immunizations
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      PAESANOS PARKWAY
      WELLNESS CENTER

      3602 Paesanos Pkwy, Suite 108
      San Antonio, TX 78231
      (210) 492-1333

      Hours of Operation:
      Monday – Friday
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm and
      1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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      RELOCATING FALL 2022

      FAIR OAKS
      WELLNESS CENTER

      7926 Calle Rialto
      San Antonio, TX 78257

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      LOCATION SERVICES

      • Primary Care
      • Well+Being Exam™
        (Follow Up Consultation Only)
      • Health & Nutritional Coaching (HNC)
      • Care Navigation
      • Virtual Care
      • Immunizations
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      CITY BASE
      WELLNESS CENTER

      7003 S. New Braunfels Ave,
      Suite 130
      San Antonio, TX 78223
      (210) 465-9592

      Hours of Operation:
      Monday – Friday
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm and
      1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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      LOCATION SERVICES

      • Primary Care
      • Well+Being Exam™
        (Follow Up Consultation Only)
      • Health & Nutritional Coaching (HNC)
      • Care Navigation
      • Virtual Care
      • Immunizations
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      SCHERTZ PARKWAY
      WELLNESS CENTER

      COMING SOON EARLY 2023

      5009 Schertz Parkway
      Schertz, TX 78154

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      LOCATION SERVICES

      • Primary Care
      • Well+Being Exam™
      • Endocrinology
      • Physical Therapy
      • Behavioral Health
      • Health & Nutritional Coaching (HNC)
      • Care Navigation
      • Cook Well, Be Well Classes
      • Exercise Classes
      • Virtual Care
      • Immunizations