No-cost health screenings, food and entertainment
Millions aren’t getting potentially lifesaving immunizations and cancer screenings in part because they live in areas with a shortage of primary care providers. In addition, many may have limited financial resources or language challenges.
According to the National Health Foundation, about 40 percent of Hispanic adults say do not have a dedicated health care provider, compared to 18 percent of non-Hispanic white adults. To help remedy this situation in Southeast Texas, UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, is opening clinics in medically underserved areas.
|Who:||U.S. Rep. Gene Green, a champion of health issues, Houston Council Member District H Karla Cisneros and UT Physicians COO Andrew Casas will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.|
|What:||The grand opening of UT Physicians – Jensen will feature no-cost screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. In addition to carnival snacks, there will also be face painting and a photo booth. Everyone is invited to this no-cost event.|
|When:||10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24.|
|Where:||2620 East Crosstimbers, Suite 100|
UT Physicians – Jensen serves as a medical home, providing synchronized care through a multidisciplinary care team approach to address the medical, psycho-social, educational and resource requirements of patients. Clinic staff work with the Jensen community to deliver health education and wellness programs that are responsive to the identified health care needs of the area.
Identified as a medically underserved area, the Jensen neighborhood is loosely bound by the Hardy Toll Road on the west, Interstate 69 on the east, Loop 610 on the south and East Little York on the north.
The facility is a Network Access Improvement Program project made possible through the UT Physicians Healthcare Transformation Initiatives with collaboration from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and a community advisory board.