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UTMB Health Resource Center


Located on the UTMB Health Galveston Campus in the second-level main lobby of Jennie Sealy Hospital, the David L. Callender, MD & Tonya R. Callender, DNP Health Resource Center is a calm, welcoming space where patients, guests and primary caregivers are invited to:

  • Access information about specific health conditions and treatment options.
  • Acquire tools to promote effective communication with the patient care team.
  • Learn how to participate in decision making about the patient's care plan.
  • Learn about how to promote patient safety.
  • Learn about helpful hospital resources such as:
    • Chaplain services
    • Services for patients with special needs
    • Language and translation services
    • Social services
    • Patient relations
    • Community resources
    • Support groups
    • Notary services

With this information, patients and their loved ones have the information they need to work more closely with the care team to help make the healthcare decisions that best align with their values, preferences and lifestyle.

At UTMB Health, our patients and their loved ones are at the center of everything we do. When patients and their loved ones and patient care teams work together, patients heal better and faster—and they stay well! 

Please let us help you locate these resources:

  • Assistance with applying for programs such as SNAP, SSI/SSDI, ExtraHelp, etc.
  • Procedure or disease-specific information and literature
  • Printing and access to research materials
  • Education materials for common diagnoses
  • Educational resources for the management of chronic disease (example: Diabetes)
  • Nutrition recommendations/resources for disease-specific diets

  • Journals, consumer health magazines and newsletters
  • Educational books, CDs and DVDs
  • Help setting up and accessing a MyChart account
  • Location of resources in your county
  • Location of support groups in your town/county
  • Referral to classes, support centers and local social service groups
  • Referral to Care Management

The Health Resource Center is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

A Patient Resource Specialist is available to assist patients and visitors Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and an assistant is on duty most evenings and weekends.

For more information, contact Savannah Parks at 409.266.7542

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