Uninsured? LOHP Community Clinic is the health hub for a population in need
7/31/2015 3:03 PM
For a young family starting out, medical care is a burden that can’t always be managed. Often, low income families feel like they have nowhere to turn for health care, so they go to the emergency room. LOHP Community Clinic Director Regina Henderson wants them to know they have another option, “They can establish the Community Clinic as their primary care home.”
The Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic was established in 2013 when Central Texas Medical Center began operating clinical services previously available to patients at the Hays County Personal Health Department.
At the Community Clinic, Dr. Stephen Richardson and Ouida Lacey, a women’s nurse practitioner, work with the clinic’s medical team to provide primary care services, family/OB-GYN care, vaccines, acute medical care and physical exams to the uninsured and underinsured population in Hays County.
“Our goal is to establish a compassionate and quality medical relationship for them,” Henderson said. “We operate on a sliding scale fee where patients are qualified when they produce proof of income and residency. There is also a Prescription Assistance Program in place that provides assistance with medications.”
In addition to providing health care services, the Community Clinic values educating patients and their families on diet, medications and lifestyle. The clinic promotes the CREATION Health
philosophy that is comprised of 8 whole person wellness principles: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.
Upcoming Health Seminar
A free 4-week healthy living seminar
will be presented on September 1 and will take place each Tuesday through September 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Community Clinic. Topics will include rest, outlook, interpersonal relationships and making healthy choices.
CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres will present during the seminar and provide education and resources for families battling diabetes. He notes, “Hays County has one of the highest type 2 diabetes rates in the state and we want to give people the tools to live longer, healthier lives.”
Those who complete the seminar can take a guided tour of HEB and receive a $20 HEB gift card. Reserve your spot by calling 512.753.3818.