Author Archives: Jessica Michan

COVID Quarantine Baby Boom? Likely Not, According to Legacy Community Health Data

Legacy patient data shows an overall decrease in number of positive pregnancies conceived during local quarantine time period HOUSTON (October 5, 2020) – Houstonians were mostly home from mid-March through the end of April following local orders to Work Home, Stay Safe to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. While many found themselves with …

Legacy Community Health Partners with Galena Park ISD with Two In-School Pediatric Clinics

Pediatric, behavioral health services offered to PreK-12 students HOUSTON (September 2, 2020) – Legacy Community Health (Legacy), the largest federally qualified health center in Texas, has opened two clinics, one in each of two Galena Park I.S.D. campuses: North Shore Senior High School and Green Valley Elementary School. The clinics are a first-of-its-kind for Galena …

Legacy Sees Dramatic Increase in COVID-19 Testing, Positive Rate in June

COVID-related calls, tests causing longer wait times HOUSTON (July 1, 2020) – During the month of June, Legacy Community Health saw a marked increase in the number of COVID-19 tests and positive rates. While testing for the coronavirus remained steady through April and May, Legacy saw a peak during the week of June 15 testing …

Legacy Survey Finds Children Missing Well Child Check-Ups and Vaccinations Due to COVID19

HOUSTON (June 29, 2020) – Legacy Community Health conducted an online survey among parents and guardians of pediatric patients between 04/27/2020 and 05/15/2020 following Harris County’s stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was provided in English and Spanish to help understand potential barriers to care imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home …

Legacy Community Health Sees Nearly 60% Rise in Applications for HIV/AIDS Medication Program during COVID

Temporary Changes in State Requirements Help Patients Get Extra Month of Medications HOUSTON (June 5, 2020) – Since mid-March when statewide restrictions were put in place to flatten the number of COVID-19 cases, Legacy Community Health Financial Services has seen a 58.5% increase from the average number of completed applications for the Texas HIV Medication …

Telemedicine Use Rises Sharply by Legacy Community Health Patients

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New Policies on Masks, Social Distancing, Limits on Non-Patient Visitors Now in Effect HOUSTON, BEAUMONT (May 12, 2020) – Since mid-March when Texas Governor Abbott signed a waiver to allow telemedicine for patients covered by state health programs like Medicaid, Legacy Community Health’s telemedicine program has jumped to account for nearly 40% of all appointments …

Legacy Community Health Now Offering Online Vision Appointments for Existing Patients

Legacy vision specialists available via telehealth for limited services HOUSTON (April 20, 2020) –Legacy Community Health now offers remote vision appointments via telehealth – which Legacy is calling TeleVision – for a limited list of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. While in-person vision exams are not possible at this time, existing patients can video- or …

Legacy Clinics in Fifth Ward, Southwest Houston Launch New Way to Test Sick Kids during Pandemic

Patients Must Complete Tele-visit Before Accessing Drive-Thru Visits HOUSTON (April 9, 2020) – Legacy Community Health clinics in Southwest Houston (6441 High Star) and Fifth Ward (3811 Lyons Ave.) have redesigned operations for younger patients ages 17 and under who fall ill. After seeing a provider through Legacy’s recently launched Virtual Pediatric Clinic, some patients …

COVID-19 Testing Now Available at ALL Legacy Community Health Clinics

Current Conditions for Testing Remain HOUSTON (March 31, 2020) – Legacy Community Health clinics now all have the capability for COVID-19 testing for those who meet the current criteria. Based on CDC guidelines, that includes anyone with a chronic illness or underlying condition that results in a suppressed immune system who is also exhibiting symptoms …

Legacy Community Health Opens Virtual Pediatric Clinic in Wake of COVID-19

Pediatric staff ready to help children with sick, well, behavioral health appointments HOUSTON (March 30, 2020) – Beginning today, Legacy Community Health is offering remote pediatric appointments, including for pediatric behavioral health, through Legacy’s new Virtual Pediatric Clinic. Specifically targeting new and existing patients ages 0-17 in the Houston area, the program will allow sick …