Patient Advocacy & Patient Services

During your hospital stay, you may need to speak with someone who understands hospital procedures and will assist you and your family with non-medical problems or concerns. Our Patient Advocate Specialists are familiar with all services provided by the hospital and will assist in answering questions that may arise during your stay.

Patient Services comprises advocates, interpreters, patient escorts and support staff who support patients and staff in the resolution of patient concerns as well as provide assistance with service related patient needs.

Patient Advocate Specialists are available 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, by dialing (409) 772-4772.

If you should need assistance after hours or during the weekend, contact the hospital operator and ask to speak to the Nurse Administrator on call.

While typically not at off-campus clinic locations, UTMB Patient Advocates are also available to assist patients of UTMB's clinics.

For assistance, please call during regular business hours:  

Phone: (409) 772-4772




 Dr. David Callendar and Ofelia Nava

UTMB president Dr. David Callender and Ofelia Nava, a UTMB patient advocate. 

“Providing the best possible care for our patients is our highest priority. I've been able to experience firsthand the important role that Patient Services plays every day in making sure all of our patients receive the utmost in care – whether it is through problem resolution, interpreters or resolving service related issues – the department is 100 percent committed to ensuring our patients receive top-quality care.”

Dr. David Callender
UTMB President



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