Legacy Community Health Services reaches out to area organizations through the Handcrafted Health Care event, connecting artists, craftspeople to affordable health care

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In partnership with local restaurants, artists, small community organizations and businesses, Legacy Community Health Services’ Handcrafted Health Care event showcases quality, affordable health care services to artists, entertainment professionals, bartenders and hospitality staff throughout the community on May 11 at noon in Houston, Texas.

In partnership with local restaurants, artists, small community organizations and businesses, Legacy Community Health Services’ new Handcrafted Health Care event showcases quality, affordable health care services to performing artists, entertainment professionals, visual artists, bartenders and wait staff throughout the community, many who are uninsured or underinsured.

Legacy’s Montrose Clinic, located in one of Houston’s largest cultural centers at 1415 California Street, will provide tours of the new facility, free health screenings and a family-friendly party with information necessary to make informed choices about your health care needs on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can pre-register for this event by phone 832-548-5041 or by email at events(at)legacycommunityhealth(dot)org.

Free food, giveaways, entertainment and children’s activities will be provided.

Legacy Executive Director Katy Caldwell said, “Houston is home to some of the most talented artists and has some of the finest restaurants in the world, but few people realize that the people who work in those fields, who contribute so much to the quality of life in Houston, have real challenges finding quality, affordable health care for themselves. Legacy helps fill that gap by offering easy and affordable health care to those who are under or uninsured.”
As a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, Legacy identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs connecting artists, craftspeople, musicians, artisans, hairstylists, dancers, photographers, food service and hospitality industry workers around the Houston area to affordable health care.
A United Way-affiliated agency since 1990, Legacy currently provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.

All Legacy campuses accept Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP, in addition to private insurance, and offer a five-tiered, sliding-scale payment system for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

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