For Families

Our Community

We take great pride in serving the Odessa community where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you’ll ever find.

Odessa’s Permian Panthers were the subject of the now famous book “Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream” by H. G. Bissinger, and area residents are known for their passion for high school football. Odessa is home to two high schools, three higher education institutions and the nation’s second largest meteor crater. Oil production is the area’s largest industry. Residents appreciate the inviting neighborhoods, quality schools and top-notch medical care.

For more information about Odessa, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Family Resources

Food and Vending Options

Visitors can purchase food and beverages at The Spice Cafe, located on the first floor of the hospital. Doors open around 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. until 6:46 p.m.; and then 1 a.m. until 3 a.m. 

Other options within walking distance include: Roosters, Casa Ortiz, Super B, Side Bar and Grill, El Sinaloense, Torchy’s Taco, Barrell and Derrick.

Within a short drive: Cafe San Blas, La Bodega Mexican, The Sandwichery, DQ, Rosa’s Cafe, Taco Villa, and others.


Hotels and other nearby accommodations include:

Within walking distance: Odessa Marriott.

Within a short drive: Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Odessa, TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Microtel Inn & Suites, and others.


When you need help, call on these local resources:

HEB Pharmacy (across the street in the Wheatley Stewart Pavilion)




Restock at these convenient shops:




Learn About Our Services

Quality Care for the Critically Ill
Our hospital provides long term acute care for patients who require a long-term hospital stay. Many patients require an intensive level of care.

The ContinueCARE Difference

ContinueCARE Hospital at Medical Center offers several unique benefits for patients and family members:

  • We provide care with an interdisciplinary approach with a care team of specialists working together for optimal patient outcomes.
  • Each patient will have an individualized care plan based on their needs and preferences
  • We encourage family and/or caregiver participation and keep loved ones informed every step of the way