Address: 1220 N Malinche Ave Laredo, Texas 78043 View Map
Phone: (956) 722-2431
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About Us

A non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation founded in 1959 by Mrs. Ruthe B. Cowl. Mrs. Cowl vision was to create a place to provide an integrated program of physical and emotional restoration for people suffering from polio... Little did she know that her vision and compassion would make it possible to help those with birth defects, strokes, brain injuries, amputations, emotional problems and other physical conditions that impact their quality of life.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center is to assist all individuals with disabilities whose condition can be improved by the services offered at the Center regardless of age, origin, race nationality, creed or economic status.
 
Mrs. Cowl’s vision was to create a place to provide an integrated program of physical and emotional restoration for people suffering from polio… Little did she know that her vision and compassion would make it possible to help those with birth defects, strokes, brain injuries, amputations, emotional problems and other physical conditions that impact their quality of life.

 

The Rehab

Mrs. Cowl’s vision was to create a place to provide an integrated program of physical and emotional restoration for people suffering from polio… Little did she know that her vision and compassion would make it possible to help those with birth defects, strokes, brain injuries, amputations, emotional problems and other physical conditions that impact their quality of life.

Our Services
What can be done to help after your life has been saved, the disease has been arrested or cured but you no longer can function fully?

Only in a setting like the Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center can you receive the comprehensive program you will need to restore or develop fully your ability to function at your highest level.

The Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center plays a unique role in achieving this purpose; we have the experience; the certified, dedicated and qualified staff; the best equipment and the varied services and specialized team approach needed to help you. We can help!

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In 2017, the Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center provided over $260,000.00  of free services.

The Center provided close to 94,800 units last year which impacted close to a thousand individuals requiring services to improve their quality of life. At present, the Center services patients ranging from weeks of age to those in their 70’s and 80’s.

Together with UT Health San Antonio, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston, and Pediatric Specialists of Texas, the Cowl Center held 55 outreach pediatric clinics benefiting over 800 children and 28 outreach adult clinics impacting 154 adults through Veterans Evaluation Services and UT Health San Antonio.

The Center also hosted the Free--Summer Camp in Space for 70+ children between the ages of 3 – 12

As a leader in healthcare education, the Center is always happy to serve as a site for students in health-related fields.  Over 180 allied health students completed pre-requisite program hours, internships and clinical training at the Cowl Center, surpassing 8,500 hours of clinical training and are now practicing in our community.
 
Please help us continue our mission in providing the direct medical therapy services to our patients who otherwise would have no other place to go.