Important to Brenham's growth is its healthcare institutions. Brenham is a leader in the health care industry with both a regional hospital and two medical clinics, servicing the needs of Washington County and the surronding seven counties. In fact, Brenham has the only full-service hospital on US Highway 290 between Houston and Austin.
Scott & White Hospital is a 60-bed acute care hospital, serving the citizens of Washington, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lee, and Waller counties. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated a Level III general trauma center.
The Brenham Clinic is a multi-specialty physicians group clinic offering patient care, physician, and allied health care.
Dubbed the "SuperClinic" because of the numerous services available under one roof, the family medicine clinic and diagnostic center is joined with the extended-hour and weekend clinic, St. Joseph Express.
The Brenham State Supported Living Center is Brenham's largest employer, with over 1,000 employees. They serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The Brenham State Supported Living Center provides 24-hour residential services, comprehensive behavioral treatment services and health care services, including physician, nursing, and dental services. Other services include skills training; occupational, physical and speech therapies; vocational programs; and services to maintain connections between residents and their families and natural support systems.