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Health Care

Elmore County is blessed with a number of health services throughout the area.


Elmore Community Hospital was incorporated in 1959 and has gone through several additions and reorganizations before reaching its current structure and service delivery system. They are located at 500 Hospital Drive, (334) 567-4311.In 1993, the County Commission Districts were expanded to five, and the existing hospital board down-sized to consist of seven members, a structure which it continues to maintain.  The hospital has gone through three name changes over its history.  At its opening in 1959, it was known as Elmore County Hospital and in January 1990 it was renamed Central Alabama Medical Center and in 1992 the name was changed to and still remains Elmore Community Hospital.  A new parking lot was constructed in front of the hospital.  It was hoped that the additional space provided by the lot would encourage visitors to utilize the front entrance to the building and thus clear the rear entrance for emergency patients only.  In 1993 the hospital expanded its emergency department and added a 1079 square foot waiting room and admissions area, which is used for outpatient surgery and emergency services registration.  Elmore Community Hospital serves as the county’s medical control hospital with 24-hour emergency room service.  In 1993 also the hospital started a Home Health Agency which offered citizens skilled nursing services in the patient’s home.  This Agency now serves not only Elmore County but six additional surrounding counties--  Autauga, Montgomery, Chilton, Macon, Coosa and Tallapoosa.                      


As with many county hospital facilities, in recent years, Elmore Community Hospital has lost some of its business revenue to the more sophisticated service provision of the metropolitan complexes in Birmingham and Montgomery.  Auxiliary kinds of service provision were added through the next several years in an effort to help make the local facility financially viable and expand its service base.  In October 1994 the hospital expanded its Radiology Department and added a Computerized Tomography (CT) unit room.  Also in 1994 the addition of the Dialysis Center was completed.  This service was contracted out to Community Dialysis and is operated today by Physician's Choice Dialysis.  Elmore Community Rural Health Clinic was opened in 1994 under the name of Wetumpka Pediatrics and in January 2001 the clinic’s name was changed to Elmore Community Rural Health Clinic and is now providing healthcare for both adults and children.In 1996 the hospital built a helipad on its grounds to provide air transportation in transferring critical patients to larger Birmingham hospitals.  The Elmore County Health Care Authority Board entered into a management agreement with Jackson Hospital in Montgomery from 1996 to 2000 and in July of 2000 leased the facility to Ivy Creek of Elmore, LLC.  Since July of 2000 the hospital has added new equipment such as the Beckman Coulter Chemistry Analyzer for the Laboratory Department, a Picker IQ scanner CT unit and a State of the Art Performa mammography system and portable c-arm for the Radiology Department.  A parking area for the elderly and disabled has also been added. In March 2004, an MRI unit was added, providing state of the art scanning. Ms. Cindy Futral currently serves as CEO.  The hospital consists of a Medical Staff of 12 Active physicians, 51 Courtesy physicians, and 6 Consulting physicians. Thus, the facility continues to meet the challenges of healthcare provision to the people of Elmore County. Today the Elmore Community Hospital is a sixty-nine bed acute care facility.  The Hospital is located in Wetumpka at 500 Hospital Drive and provides quality medical care to the people of this area.  The hospital combines modern medical technology with personal attention to make each patient’s visit as beneficial as possible.

Hospital Services:


Emergency Department:  A full service 24 hour a day, staffed with physicians around the clock.  The hospital is also an affiliate hospital in the state-wide emergency medical system.  This means we provide re-hospital medical control to the paramedics and rescue squads in the County.


Radiology Services:  Includes standard radiographies, fluoroscopy, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and computerized tomography (CT).  The hospital provides Board Certified Radiologists to interpret studies performed at the hospital.  Services are offered 24 hours a day.


Ultrasound Computerized Tomography Flouroscopy Mammography


  • Abdominal Pelvic
  • Vascular

       (Arterial, Venous)

  • General

       (Thyroid, Breast)

  • Abdomen & Pelvis
    Spine (C, T, & L)
  • Head & Brain (Sinuses, Facial) Extremities Chest
  • Barium Swallow

      Upper GI

  • Small Bowel

      Barium Enema OCG   


  • Screening &

      Diagnostic Breast

  • Localizations
  •  Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Laboratory Services:  Includes a full range of diagnostic and screening procedures.  The Laboratory services are offered 24 hours a day. 

The services provided are:

  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Chemistry Analysis


Surgical Services:  General surgeon and staff on duty.  Surgery Services also include:

  • Podiatry
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


Physical Therapy:  Complete, modern physical therapy programs are offered.  Included are therapeutic rehab for ankles, cervical, lumbar, hands, knees, shoulders and hips.


Respiratory Therapy:  Licensed therapist offering diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory services.


Chemical Dependency Unit:  Detoxification and rehabilitative chemical dependency unit. 1-877-647-7552

Hospice Services:


Hospice: As the only hospice located in Wetumpka, Ivy Creek Hospice is dedicated to serving residents of Wetumpka and surrounding areas!  Ivy Creek Hospice’s commitment to excellence is evident in its patient satisfaction scores, quality measures, as well as in the hearts and actions of its team members. 


In-home hospice care is vital to the well being and quality of those we serve.  Hospice assists with caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness through a team approach that addresses the entire being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  This care is delivered by our team of competent professionals – registered nurses, medical social worker, chaplain, hospice physician, volunteers and certified nursing assistants.  Medical supplies, medical equipment, and medications are all part of the plan and are covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Due to its commitment to care and quality, Ivy Creek Hospice accepts patients regardless of ability to pay.


Additional benefits include Inpatient hospice and respite care. Inpatient hospice is provided when your loved one has symptoms that cannot be adequately managed in the home setting. Respite care is a service that provides caregivers with a “break” from caregiver fatigue. Bereavement services are offered and coordinated by long-term Wetumpka resident, Inez Cooper, and volunteer services are also a vital part of the care we provide our patients and their families.


Ivy Creek Hospice is a Medicare-certified, licensed in-home hospice provider serving patients in Elmore, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Clay, Lee and Macon Counties. Ivy Creek Hospice has been your hometown hospice since 2004. Our team members are local which means response times are even faster to the needs of patients and their families. Medical Director, Dr. Melissa Thompson, is also a long-time resident of Wetumpka, and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Ivy Creek Hospice is “Overflowing with Love and Compassion” and is only a phone call away.  Contact us at 334.514.0682. Our office is located at 500 Hospital Drive, Wetumpka, AL in Elmore Community Hospital.  Ivy Creek Hospice can also be found on Facebook “Ivy Creek Hospice – Wetumpka, Al” and at www.ivycreekhealth.com


Medical Staff –Active

Physician: Specialty: Office Information:
Carlile, James (Jim), M.D. Pediatrics 74186 Tallassee Hwy
Suite C
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-514-7269
Coleman, Spencer, M.D. Family Practice 73970 Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-567-7866
England, Robert Lee, M.D. Emergency Med.Surgery P.O. Box 130
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-514-3801
Garnett, Tommy, D.P.M. Podiatry 74186 Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-514-6068
Howell, Joe, M.D. Family Practice P.O. Box 490
Autaugaville, AL 36003
Fax: 334-361-7858
Kent, Bruce, M.D. Family Practice 74186-B Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-567-5393
Killee, Brian, D.P.M. Podiatry 6916 Winton Blount Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Fax: 334-265-7359
Kumar, Bipin, M.D. Internal Med. 73996 Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-567-8039
Mendez, Marcial, M.D. Internal Med. 74186-B Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-567-0855
Sweeney, Gerald, M.D. Emergency Med. P.O. Box 130
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Fax: 334-514-3801



pri medAFC Primed Urgent Family Care Walk In Clinic


8401 Crossland Loop                    AFC Primed Urgent Family Care

4452 US Highway 231
Montgomery, AL 36117                                 4452 US Hwy 231

                                                                   Wetumpka, AL  36092
334.386.1444                                               334-472-3150
 Walk-in Clinic Hours: 8 AM - 6PM

7 Days a Week, Most Insurance Plans Accepted, Free WIFI


11 Cambridge Drive, Wetumpka


Hours: Monday- Friday 8 AM - 7 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 4 PM

Medical Services
Just a few of the services that our clinic offers:
  • Cold and Cough
  • Minor injuries and illness
  • School and Sports Physicals
  • Breaks, Sprains, and Strains
  • On-Site X-Ray and Lab Testing
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screenings
  • TB Testing for Work or School


health dept

Ground was broken January 22, 1973 on U. S. Highway 231, (334) 567-1172, in Wetumpka for the new Elmore County Health Center, which housed the county health department as well as a clinic. 

The center has provided numerous health services throughout the years in family planning, maternity services with a contract doctor, WIC (Women, Infants, Children supplemental feeding), childhood immunizations, child health-EPSDT/well-baby clinic and STD testing.By early 1998, the services and the number of people seeking service in the county had outstripped the capacity of the existing building.  The Elmore County Commission reached an agreement with the local health facility to provide enough additional county property on which could be renovated/constructed a new 11,000 square foot facility with approximately 50 client parking spaces.  The new Elmore County Health Department was completed in February 1999 through the leadership of long time administrator Bobby Bryan.  Under the cooperative agreement, title to the land remains in possession of the County, which provides maintenance and insurance for the location.  But the designated county health funds actually constructed the building.Since 1997, a significant Vital Statistics operation is provided in cooperation with the State of Alabama Bureau of Vital Statistics.  One can go to our local health department or that of any county in the state and secure a certified copy of any birth, death, marriage, or divorce.  

Physical Express Walk- In Clinic

Located across from Holtville High School just off of Holtville Rd. in the Holtville/Slapout area,

(334) 543-4851, They are an acute care, walk-in clinic. No appointment necessary. Hours M-F 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Physical Express Care Clinic provides quality services to patients needing medical attention for a large number of conditions. Our mission is to care for the most basic illnesses and injuries, to the most complex disease processes. No Appointment Necessary. Delivering Express Care. Patients First. Fast professional care.
Physical Express routinely treats the following symptoms:
•Sore throats
•Cold and flu
•Ear infections
•Eye infections
•Urinary tract infections
•Lacerations and broken bones
•Fevers of all types
•Coughs and congestion
•Stomach aches
•Allergic reactions
To provide a total service to patients, they also maintain the following services in-house:
•Simple Lab tests (complex lab tests are sent to a reference lab)
•IV fluid therapy
•EKG and Holter Monitoring
•Peak Flow Testing
•Hearing tests
•Breath Alcohol Testing
•Drug Screening
•Ultrasound, Echocardiograms, and Carotid Studies
The Physical Express Mobile Care Clinic is equipped with X-ray, exam room, and all the necessary supplies to set up on-site to provide your company with the following services:
Wellness Screening and Counseling
DOT physicals
Health Fairs
Blood Draws / Titers
Ultra Violet Skin Scanning
Immunizations, including "Flu Clinics"
Workman's comp injury care
Medication / Anti-viral distribution
Our Express Mobile Care Clinic is staffed with qualified medical professionals to meet the day-to-day needs of our mobile medical patients, as well as a host of additional staffing when needed to meet any demand.
Physicians are licensed in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi and can provide mobile services to clients in those states. No event is too small or large for our Express Mobile Clinic, as they currently have contracts with as few as 10 patients receiving drug screens, to more than 10,000 patients receiving annual vaccinations.


The Life Tech Center, at 8476 US Highway 231, (334) 514-5100, is a residential facility which houses 200-225 female parolees and probationers. Its work is comprised of several agencies striving together to rehabilitate and habilitate offenders who are in the criminal justice system. The center's focus is three-fold: educational, mental health counseling, and substance abuse treatment.

The mental health needs of the community are served by the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority’s Hillside Center located at 8721 US Highway 231, (334) 567-8408.  It offers outpatient counseling for adults and children, day treatment for adults, and therapy for families and couples, as well as a 10-bed group home, which helps people transition from institutional life.  Service fees are income based.

Located at 100 Rumbling Waters Drive, (334) 514-4488, Rehab Associates of Elmore County provides a complete clinical line of diagnostic and rehabilitative services.  Treatments for all types of injury and medical conditions ranging from athletic injury, strokes, cervical/lumbar or spinal injury are provided. Wound care, work hardening and reconditioning, general muscle re-education, gait training, and general orthopedic problems are among their many services.

The Association for Retarded Citizens of Eastern Elmore County (ARC) is located at 230 Sugarberry Road, (334) 514-0708.  The facility provides a sheltered workshop which contracts with local businesses.  A staff of thirty are involved in day services for forty-seven clients.  A group home for nine children is maintained.

Progressive Healthcare Providers (PHP of Alabama), headquartered at 62 Red Eagle Drive, (334) 567-3729, engage in the work of group home and apartment settings to serve adults with mental disabilities.  Their client load is currently forty-one.

There are two Medicaid certified nursing homes. Wetumpka Health and Rehabilitation, 1825 Holtville Road, (334) 567-5131, offers long-term custodial care, skilled and sub-acute care. The facility offers a variety of activities promoting both physical and emotional well-being.  Located at 280 Mt. Hebron Road, Elmore, (334) 567-8484, Merrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation, is also a Medicare certified nursing home offering long-term custodial care, skilled and sub-acute care.  Both facilities offer comfortable quarters and various programs designed to enhance the life of their residents. These locations have a combined total of 234 skilled nursing home beds.

Gardens of Wetumpka Assisted Living on 209 Country Club Drive, (334) 514-4839, is the newest facility dedicated to serving the communities’ needs for assisted living.  They offer 24-hour supervision in medication administration and provide stimulating activities.  Thirty-two units are available to accept residents. 


W. Guinn Paulk and the Wetumpka Optical Shoppe (10200 US Highway 231, (334) 567-772), Owens Optical of Wetumpka (6255 US Highway 231, (334) 567-2282), and Institute for Total Eye Care (8007 US Highway 231, (334) 567-9111) in Wetumpka along with at least three others in the county all offer a variety of diagnostic and prescriptive services for the treatment of problems of the eye and provision of lenses.

At least thirteen, if not more, dental offices are located in the county. Stephen P. McCulloch, DMD located at 101 Commerce Street, (334) 567-7232; Harrison Long, DMD at (334) 567-2828; Wetumpka Family Dentistry at 4045 US Highway 231, (334) 567-4334, and Brian Barrett, DMD 3080 US Highway 231, (334) 512-0940   are in Wetumpka. In Wetumpka alone, there are 14 active physicians, 51 courtesy physicians, and 6 consulting physicians licensed to treat patients in all areas of health care.  There are additional active physicians practicing in the Tallassee Community Hospital.  


Prescription drugs are dispensed from numerous local family-owned pharmacies as well as pharmacies located in large department stores, super markets, and multi service drug store chains.