Lone Star Family Health Center Opens in Huntsville
– Offering compassionate, affordable health care for everyone, Lone Star Family Health Center looks forward to working with families in the Huntsville community. –
Conroe, Texas – December 1, 2020 – Lone Star Family Health Center is pleased to announce that their new location in Huntsville TX is now open and ready to serve families throughout Walker County. Located at 227 SH 75 N Ste 130 in Huntsville, the Center will be open Monday through Friday: 8am - 5pm and closed from 12pm to 1pm daily.
The services offered at the Huntsville location will include annual checkups, sick visits, child immunizations, sport physicals, limited medical procedures, women’s health, chronic care management and an onsite telepharmacy.
Unlike most primary care physician offices, Lone Star Family Health Center focuses on serving patients that typically find it difficult to access health care due to lack of insurance, insurance that is not accepted or simply not having the resources to afford cash prices, co-pays or deductibles. Lone Star Family Health Center accepts Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and most private insurance, has affordable self-pay options, and a sliding fee scale with eligibility for the underinsured throughout Montgomery and now Walker County.
Pictured from left are Lone Star Family Health Center Board Members Hector Forestier, Patty Garcia, Rod Chaves, Alfredo Hassey, and Bill Wilkins.
Lone Star Family Health Center CEO Karen Harwell said, “We are very excited and pleased to finally have our new location up and running. Until now, we have offered virtual visits to the Huntsville residents and have had a great response. Our new facility is beautiful and will further solidify our commitment to the Huntsville community.”
Karen continued by saying that, "Our vision is to build a healthy community, one family at a time and we can now begin that journey in Huntsville. We look forward to serving the Huntsville community and becoming a valuable medical resource.”
The new Huntsville Clinic is housed in a retail office park with 6,284 square feet of built-to-suit clinical space. The layout includes a large waiting room with designated space for sick patients, 9 exam rooms, a lab/blood draw area, behavioral health counseling room, telepharmacy, financial eligibility offices, 3 restrooms, and staff space including registration/check-in/check-out, a breakroom, meeting room, physician offices and storage areas.
When fully staffed, patients will be served by two full time physicians, one full time advanced practitioner, a licensed counselor, four medical assistants, one financial eligibility staff, two registration staff, one community health worker, and a practice manager. They project that they will serve 2,900 patients during the first year, rapidly increasing to 5,000 patients by year 3 as staffing and capacity increase.
About Lone Star Family Health Center
Founded in 2002, Lone Star Family Health Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide compassionate, affordable healthcare and prepare tomorrow’s family medicine professionals. The health center’s main location is at 605 South Conroe Medical Drive next to HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe with satellite clinics in Spring, Willis, Texas and the community of Grangerland. The newly opened clinic in Huntsville underlies the Lone Star Family Health commitment to community outreach supporting Walker County.
Lone Star Family Health Center provides high quality, compassionate and individualized healthcare for individuals and families in our community. With a dedicated staff of family doctors and nurses, our team can take care of everyday health needs as well as more urgent issues.
Patient services include Family Medicine, Child & Newborn Care, Elder Care, Annual Wellness Visits, Sports Physicals, Chronic Disease Management and Stress Testing. Additional services include Digital X-Ray, Ultrasound and on-site Mammography, Laboratory Services, Exercise Treadmill, Spirometry, Mental Health by Licensed Counselors and an Eligibility Case Manager and Medicaid Worker.
Lone Star Family Health Center accepts Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and most private insurance, has affordable self-pay options, and a sliding fee scale with eligibility for the underinsured throughout Montgomery and now Walker County.
Leaders in the community, the Lone Star Family Health Center team actively supports community service events such as reduced cost school vaccine drives and health fairs.
For more information about Lone Star Family Health Center please contact 936.539.4004 or visit the web site at www.LoneStarFamily.org.
Pictured from left is the full Lone Star Family Health Huntsville clinical team Erika Field, Medical Assistant; Kim Norris, MD, Family Medicine Physician; Lawrence Ede, MD, Family Medicine Physician; and Monica Vazquez, Medical Assistant.