Quality of Life
The Altus/Southwest Oklahoma community has a lot to offer in the way of Recreation for its citizens and visitors. Hiking, biking and mountain climbing are very popular at the Quartz Mountain Nature Park located just 20 minutes North of Altus. The Park also has a beautiful 18 hole golf course with views of the Dam and surrounding mountains. There are also kid’s rides, go-karts, miniature golf and water slides right there at the park. If you enjoy horseback rides and hay rides, they are also available. Fishing and boating are fun at Lake Lugert-Altus. Motorcycle riding is also popular in our area with local clubs setting up rides throughout the year.
The Altus Community hosts two golf courses, a municipal swimming pool with large water slides, several city parks and a beautiful reservoir that walkers, runners and bike riders utilize daily. The reservoir also is a popular place to fish. The Parks and Recreation Department helps to oversee kid’s league basketball, baseball and softball. We also have a locally run midget football league in conjunction with surrounding communities.
If hunting is your passion, Southwest Oklahoma is home to some of the best hunting in the State of Oklahoma. Dove and Quail, Geese, Ducks, Crane and Turkey are all found in our area. White-Tail Deer and Mule Deer are also plentiful.
There is always something to do outdoors in sunny Southwest Oklahoma!
Altus, Oklahoma serves as the hub for the regional health care providers of Southwest Oklahoma and Northern Texas.
JacksonCounty Memorial Hospital in Altus, Oklahoma, is a 156-licensed bed facility in the heart of historic Southwest Oklahoma. Jackson County Memorial Hospital is the second largest employer in Jackson County following Altus Air Force Base. With over 800 employees, JCMH is growing its campuses with new services to enhance the health and well-being of its residents. A non-profit organization, JCMH is a trust authority, governed by a nine-member board of trustees. JCMH is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Comprehensive ancillary services include Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Laboratory with blood banking services, Sleep Lab and Rehabilitation Services. Other top-rated services are the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, the JCMH Counseling Center, Home Health Products – a durable medical equipment retail store, Home Care, Hospice, Tamarack Assisted Living Center – a 54-bed assisted living facility, and Senior Perspectives – a geriatric psychiatric day treatment program. Outpatient clinics include:
Women's Health Associates
JCMH Medical Clinic
JCMH FamilyCare Clinic of Mangum
Two Hospitalists are on staff to coordinate comprehensive inpatient care. Nursing ratios are progressive and continuous recruitment and job satisfaction are a priority.
Altus, Oklahomais also home to approximately 20 Dentists, 6 Chiropractic Physicians and 7 Optometrists.
Altus/Southwest Oklahoma has approximately 50 Medical Doctors ready to treat you and your family with the most up to date treatment available.
The website for JCMH is http://jcmh.com/.
We are ready to keep you and your family in the best possible health!