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Find Excellent Health Care in Athens, AL

Local providers in Limestone County are keeping up with the region's growth by providing patients with great health and wellness services close to home.

By Patsy B. Weiler on February 23, 2023

You can find great options for health care in Athens, AL

One of the many advantages of living in Athens and Limestone County is access to excellent health care at a trusted, award-winning hospital close to home.

Plus, an outstanding selection of orthopedic providers and modern rehab and wellness facilities – offering everything from leading services, like hydromassage and a heated therapy pool to skilled physical therapists and personal trainers – are all nearby.

Athens-Limestone Hospital
Athens-Limestone Hospital

Offering Stellar Health Care in Athens

Athens-Limestone Hospital is an affiliate of Huntsville Hospital Health System, the nation’s third-largest publicly owned hospital system.

Serving the medical needs of the region for 70 years, the acute care hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the state, offers a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, critical care, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and has achieved the tier two Progress Toward Performance Excellence award from Alabama Performance Excellence, recognizing unprecedented levels of quality and performance.

Focused on helping keep the community active, the Athens-Limestone Hospital Wellness Center opened in 1999 and houses state-of-the art cardio and resistance training equipment. The 30,000-square-foot building has 24/7 access. Affordable personal trainer packages, massage therapy, free child care and a large array of group classes from water aerobics to strength training, for all skill levels, are offered.

Did You Know?

The Athen-Limestone Hospital Wellness Center is a part of the “Silver Sneakers” program, designed to encourage physical activity among older adults.

World-Class Orthopedic Center and Gym

The Orthopaedic Center, or TOC, and 360 Fitness are located in the Athens Surgery Center Tower near Medical Village on the east side of the city. TOC provides a team of six physicians specializing in joint replacements, shoulder and knee, spine and sports medicine needs.

Patients with back and neck issues are assured of the latest diagnostic services, plus advanced and innovative treatment for those who need nonsurgical or surgical relief from pain at TOC’s Spine Center.

TOC Athens serves as the official sports medicine doctors for Athens City and Limestone County schools, but are highly skilled in getting athletes of all ages back into their game with a comprehensive program of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Upstairs on the third floor, 360 Fitness is full of activity with members working on functional fitness skills of mobility, strength, conditioning, endurance and more to keep or restore a healthy lifestyle.

After a hard workout, relax and treat yourself to a massage, including the aqua massage chair, a spray tan, delicious smoothie and aesthetician services at the Reveal medical spa. Child care services are also available.

Superior Care Under One Roof

Superior clinical outcomes and an outstanding patient experience are the hallmarks of SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Center in Athens. Located on Highway 72, about a mile east of Interstate 65, the center offers care in general orthopedics, sports medicine, joint replacement and complex joint revision to neck and spine issues, rehabilitation, pain management, and more.

When needed, patients are served with advanced digital X-ray imaging, full-service bracing and casting departments, and on-site physical and occupational therapy under one roof.

The center also welcomed new physician Edward Ference, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation to help meet the growing medical needs of the area.

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