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Care in the Community
Texas Children’s Pediatrics: Community Cares program
As part of its goal to build a community of healthy children, Texas Children’s Pediatrics’ Community Cares Program (previously referred to as Project Medical Home practices) to provide trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services for children who otherwise would seek care from emergency rooms or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance. Regardless of the family’s financial situation, The Community Cares Program provides health care to children from birth to age 18 and offers the opportunity to develop a trusting, long-term relationship with a board-certified pediatrician.
Eight practices, located in underserved areas, offer convenient locations, extended hours and health education, as well as complete well- and sick-care medical visits. A licensed, masters-prepared social worker is available, providing support to families — including assistance with applying for coverage — and also enhancing relationships with school nurses, and other community groups to ensure they are informed of the services provided and can refer patients in need. Additionally several locations have on site Licensed Behavioral Health clinicians to provide integrated behavioral health support, within the patients medical home.
Our fleet of mobile health clinics travel all over the Greater Houston area to provide comprehensive medical and behavioral healthcare to those who might not otherwise have access to this much needed care.
As the nation’s first HMO dedicated to children and women, we cover more than 500,000 residents in East Texas, offering traditional Medicaid, CHIP, and STAR Kids plans to ensure kids receive the continuous coverage and care they need.