• Healthcare

    Knapp
    Weslaco’s healthcare features a variety of medical professionals that can cater to the needs of the growing population.

    Knapp Medical Center is a 226-bed acute care hospital.  More than 200 physicians, all independent professional practitioners, serve on the Knapp Medical Staff.  Knapp employs a total of approximately 860 people, and operates with the help of 75 volunteers.

    Services include:
    24 Hour Emergency Department – Advanced (Level III) Trauma Center
    Adult Medicine
    Cardiology
    Critical Care/ICU
    Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
    Pediatrics
    Women’s Health
    Obstetrics/Gynecology
    Neonatal Care
    Visit www.knappmed.org for more information.

    For a listing of member healthcare providers, click here.

  • StER

    South Texas ER at Weslaco will open in January 2015. The South Texas ER at Weslaco, located at 330 W. Expressway 83, features:

    • 14 treatment and three short-stay observation rooms
    • full laboratory
    • retail pharmacy
    • ambulance bay


    Diagnostics will be available on an emergency and outpatient basis, and will include Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, X-ray, ultrasound, bone density and mammography. The facility will have separate outpatient and emergency entrances and waiting areas.  The South Texas ER at Weslaco will be open around-the-clock and on holidays with emergency medicine physicians and ancillary staff. The facility will offer Level IV trauma care and and the staff will treat adult and pediatric general emergency cases on an outpatient basis, as well as patients who may need observation for less than 24 hours. Patients who need surgical intervention or a higher level of care would be stabilized and transferred to an area hospital.