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Brownsville, Texas 78520

956.698.5400

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VBMC Brownsville

Welcome to Valley Baptist Medical Center — Brownsville. For more than 90 years, we have been committed to the communities we serve, and our faith-based mission is the foundation for the growth and development of our hospital to better serve you and your loved ones.

That’s Valley Baptist Care.

CEO- Leslie Bingham

Specialty Services and Locations

Behavioral Health Unit 

Valley Baptist Behavioral Health Services is dedicated to an integrated treatment approach uniquely meeting the mental health needs of our community.

Sleep Center

Approximately 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping. If you are one of them, the sleep specialists at Valley Baptist Medical Center can help.

Healthy Women's Center

The new Valley Baptist Healthy Women's Center, located at 3525 International Blvd. in Brownsville believes that keeping healthy is the secret to healthier moms and healthier babies.  We can help you find an Obstetrician/Gynecologist for anything from a check-up to pregnancy, offer free confidential pregnancy testing with results in minutes, assistance applying for Medicaid if needed, and serve as a resource for women's health concerns.

About

At VBMC — Brownsville, the key to all we do is our staff, and the why is our patients. Our goal is to continually raise the bar and provide more services, better services and increased patient satisfaction.

Because of that, we continue to add new services and technology.

We appreciate that you have chosen VBMC-Brownsville for your healthcare needs.

Important numbers

Main Hospital (956) 698-5400

Medical Records Department (956) 389-1713

Patient Accounts (956) 389-2041

Services

Valley Baptist exists to serve you – from treatment to wellness – and all the stages in between. That’s Valley Baptist Care.

We strive to provide the highest quality treatment, education and community service. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals works together to provide comprehensive, compassionate care in the most easily accessible way. No matter what kind of care you need, our goal is always your good health.

From routine visits to life-threatening emergencies, we’re ready to serve you. We want to provide you with the best service and care possible in a faith-based environment, and wish you a speedy recovery and an early return to your home, family and friends. Your care and recovery are our primary concern.

Classes and Events

At Valley Baptist Medical Center, we believe compassionate support is key to a healthy life. Hosting classes and events is one way we encourage positive, long-term better community health in the Rio Grande Valley area.

Whether you’re a new mother who needs a breastfeeding class or are newly diagnosed with diabetes and looking for help, we can offer guidance. We understand your ongoing fears, gradual changes in life and sudden health struggles. That’s Valley Baptist Care.

We’d be delighted to have you join any of our upcoming classes or events. See the calendar below.

View Classes & Events

Valley Baptist Health News Network

The Valley Baptist Health News Network always adds new, informative videos that keep you up to date on everything happening within our hospital system.

Watch our videos to find out about:

  • State-of-the-art treatments
  • New services
  • Our dedicated staff
  • Tips to stay well
  • “How to” recognize problems

Watch Our Medical Videos

Behavioral Health Facility

Valley Baptist Behavioral Health Services is dedicated to an integrated treatment approach uniquely meeting the mental health needs of everyone in our community. We feel that every patient is a unique individual with strengths, weaknesses, problems, needs and characteristics all their own. 

We focus on each patient's needs to provide needed interventions to return the patient to their living environment. We also integrate available resources to ensure each patient's recovery.

Inpatient services

Our inpatient facility offers 37 private rooms for anyone 17 and older. Services include psychiatric, physical and psychosocial assessment, as well as diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options include medication management, group/individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, patient and family education, and more.

Seniors Program

Our behavioral outpatient program for seniors is a comprehensive service for anyone 55 and older. The program provides treatment for those suffering from emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorders. All of our services are provided in a safe, supportive environment that offers individualized treatment including group, individual and family therapy. If needed, we can even provide transportation.

Contact Us

Valley Baptist Behavioral Health Facility
1 Ted Hunt Blvd., Brownsville 
(956) 698-5205

Sleep Center

Approximately 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping. If you are one of them, the sleep specialists at Valley Baptist Medical Center can help.

The Sleep Center at VBMC-B is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric sleep disorders.   The Sleep Center at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville has been offering services for more than 10 years in a comfortable suite located on the third floor of the Professional Tower next to the hospital.  

Prior to the lab opening, Valley residents often had to travel to McAllen, San Antonio, Houston or Corpus Christi for specialized testing. Having a sleep center in the Valley not only saves money and time for these families, it may save lives.

Conditions we treat

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by loud irregular snoring followed by periods of breathlessness or gasping/choking during sleep. Other symptoms associated with sleep apnea may include: excessive daytime sleepiness, falling asleep during the day, falling asleep while driving, hypertension, frequent awakenings (to urinate) and morning headaches. Left untreated, this disorder could lead to stress on the heart, a progressive deterioration of health and possibly sudden death at night. 

Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, disturbed nocturnal sleep and pathological manifestations of REM sleep (e.g., cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations). The manifestation can be a nuisance during the early stages to severely incapacitating as it develops. While excessive daytime sleepiness is the main symptom, napping behavior is usually a clue to the presence of this disease. A nap will usually relieve the sleepiness. This disorder usually begins to show up in people during their early teens or twenties.

Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep PLMS and Restless Leg Syndrome RLS refer to either rhythmic limb movements during sleep or uncontrollable “achy, crawling” sensations in the legs. Through a polysomnogram we can identify the disorder.

REM Behavior Disorders

A rare condition in which the paralysis that occurs during REM sleep does not take hold, and people who behave normally while awake get up and act out their dreams or exhibit violent behavior while asleep.

Insomnia is a symptom. If deemed appropriate, a sleep evaluation may be useful in determining the underlying cause. 

Infant Sleep Apnea - Premature infants are particularly susceptible to sleep apnea, which has been associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). There is literature also linking sleep apnea to ADD and many children are misdiagnosed without proper testing. 

Infant Parasomnias are disruptive phenomenons that occur during sleep. These include waking up confused, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, nightmares and sleep paralysis.

To make an appointment or for more information, please call (956) 698-5516.

Healthy Women’s Center

The new Valley Baptist Healthy Women's Center, located at 3525 International Blvd. in Brownsville believes that keeping healthy is the secret to healthier moms and healthier babies.  We can help you find an Obstetrician/Gynecologist for anything from a check-up to pregnancy, offer free confidential pregnancy testing with results in minutes, assistance applying for Medicaid if needed, and serve as a resource for women's health concerns.  We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5, and no appointment is necessary.  

Contact Us

At Valley Baptist Medical Center we are committed to patient-centered care. We want to hear your comments, concerns and suggestions, whether you are a patient, family member, employee or member of the community. Ask a question, leave comment or making a simply give us call. At VBMC, we’re here to help.

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville
1040 W. Jefferson Street (off Central Blvd.)
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 698-5400

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