FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 13, 2018
Kevin Nix | (202) 431-5796
Legacy Community Health Opens First Clinic in North Houston
Rep. Gene Green, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia to speak at ribbon cutting this Saturday
HOUSTON – Legacy Community Health, the region’s largest community health system made up of 34 clinics, today announced the grand opening of its newest site in North Houston, serving the neighborhoods of Northside, Northline, Acres Homes, and Independent Heights. The new clinic will provide OB/GYN, behavioral healthcare, and pediatrics, with family medicine and geriatrics coming in the summer.
“The need for quality, affordable health care in North Houston is acute,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health. “Our goal is to help bring greater health equity to this underserved area and to do so in a way that reflects the diversity of the community. We believe everyone deserves access to quality health care, whether they have insurance or not.”
More than one third of residents in this area are uninsured. The U.S. Census shows many zip codes in North Houston include more than 50% of the population living below 200% of the federal poverty level.
The new clinic straddles both the Aldine and Houston schools districts, making pediatric care convenient to parents in the area. Legacy accepts those with and without insurance.
The official opening of the new building begins at 10:00am on Saturday, April 14 with remarks by Caldwell, Rep. Gene Green, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, and health providers, followed by a ribbon cutting, building tours, and lunch for community members.
Northside is Legacy’s fourth new clinic in 12 months.
Legacy Community Health, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides comprehensive care to over 150,000 patients, regardless of their ability to pay, at more than 30 clinics in Southeast Texas. A United Way agency, Legacy provides adult primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, behavioral health, HIV/AIDS care, and dental/vision.