Data Shows Decline in Annual Checkups for Teens, Only 9% of 18 Year-Olds Getting Wellness Exams

HOUSTON (May 6, 2021) – A local review of pediatric patient data at Legacy Community Health (“Legacy”) in the greater Houston area shows that as children age, they are less likely to receive routine preventative care. Legacy, one of the country’s largest federally-qualified health centers, is launching a new program called TeenWell that aims to fill this gap in care, while also engaging and retaining patients who have health care coverage.

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