About - West Texas Rehab

About Us

On a daily basis, our staff works together as an integrated team to provide a wide array of services including outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, orthotics, prosthetics, and hospice care.


Our Approach to Care

Though it is certainly possible to find programs in West Texas that provide some of the services offered at West Texas Rehab, no other providers offer the full complement of outpatient rehabilitation and hospice care. The majority of those we treat come into our Abilene, San Angelo, and Ozona facilities.

However, many others benefit from outreach programs through which our treatment staff travel throughout the Concho Valley and Big Country.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of those we serve regardless of financial circumstance.

Our History

  • 1953

    West Texas Rehabilitation Center started as a community effort that included local teachers, doctors, parents, Junior Service League volunteers and service clubs to address Cerebral Palsy and the Polio Epidemic.

  • 1953

    The Board of Directors hired Shelley Smith, a physical therapist to run the initial program at Bonham Elementary.

  • 1955

    The first West Texas Rehab building opened on Hartford Street in Abilene.

  • 1966

    The West Texas Rehab Foundation was chartered.

  • 1977

    A second location opened in San Angelo in the former Robert Massie Funeral Home.

  • 1982

    The current San Angelo facility opened on Jackson Street.

  • 1998

    A facility was established in Ozona, TX.

  • 2000

    Hospice of the Big Country became a part of West Texas Rehab.

  • 2012

    The Abilene facility was remodeled to allow improved services for Audiology and Orthotics & Prosthetics patients.

  • 2015

    A new conference center and administration building was built in San Angelo to allow for expansion of patient treatment services.

  • 2018

    Hospice of San Angelo merged with West Texas Rehabilitation Center and came under our umbrella.

  • 2021

    Hospice of San Angelo officially moved into the Stephens Family Center for Hospice Excellence in San Angelo.

  • 2022

    The San Angelo facility completed an extensive renovation.

  • 2023

    The Ozona facility completed an extensive renovation.



The Foundation was created to provide financial support for today’s patients and ensure security for the future.

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Our mission starts with you

We are dependent on the support from the community to ensure our mission is carried out every day.


Every donation made, big or small, goes directly to patient care and allows us to carry out our mission every day!


Join Our Team

Join a team that allows you to work towards a mission that directly, tangibly, and positively impacts people's lives every day!



Volunteers are a tremendous resource for West Texas Rehab at fundraising events and through hospice services. If you are interested in volunteering we would love to fill that calling.


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Thank you for your interest in West Texas Rehabilitation Center. We look forward to serving you.

Our locations

  • Abilene
  • San Angelo
  • Ozona
  • Hospice of San Angelo
  • Hospice of the Big Country
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