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Patient Services

COPD Caregivers
Here at St. Joseph, we understand the difficulties that come with battling heart disease for both patients and their families. COPD Caregivers provides support and education for the family members of patients with heart disease.  The group meets regularly.  For more information about this and other support groups available to patients call (979) 821-7589.

Diabetes Education Program
The St. Joseph Type 2 diabetes education program consists of four classes. We encourage participants to attend with their spouse, another family member or a friend. The Cost of the class is $50, which includes a blood glucometer measurement and a one month enrollment at the St. Joseph Wellness Center. For more information about the St. Joseph Type 2 diabetes class, call (979) 821-7576

Discharge Planning
We aim to make your discharge from St. Joseph as simple as possible. Discharge planning begins at the time of, admission to the hospital.  Our specially trained staff collaborates with the patient, family members, physicians, and community resources such as home health agencies and rehabilitation services to ensure a smooth transition out of St. Joseph. 

Translation Services
Over 200 languages can be translated into and from English through our translation services. Bilingual speakers with medical backgrounds are available around the clock to help bridge all language barriers, as well as to ensure patients' understanding of physician instructions. Talk to your St. Joseph physician or nurse for more information.  

Volunteer Opportunities
Over 1000 student and adult volunteers help us to provide the very best in patient care and customer service to St. Joseph's patients and their families.  Because St. Joseph is the largest hospital in the Brazos Valley, there are many opportunities to get involved.  There are volunteer opportunities during the day, the evenings, or on weekends.  If you have 3 or 4 hours a week to spare, you can make a difference in someone's life here at St. Joseph.
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