Quality Health Care is Affordable
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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that serve populations with limited access to health care and no medical insurance. These include low income populations with medicaid insurance, but also the uninsured, including those with limited English proficiency, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and those living in public housing. As a very affordable option, AccessHealth is, some times, people's only access to health care.
For performance facts, including demographics and statistical information about AccessHealth, please contact our main office.
Who Health Centers Serve
People of all ages, with or without medicaid or medicare insurance, or any health insurance at all. Approximately 33 percent of patients in 2009 were children (age 18 and younger); about 7 percent were 65 or older.
People with and without health insurance. The proportion of uninsured patients of all ages was approximately 38% in 2009, while the number of uninsured patients increased from 4 million in 2001 to over 7.2 million in 2009.
People of all races and ethnicities. In 2009, 27 percent of patients were African-American and 35 percent were Hispanic/Latino–more than twice the proportion of African-Americans and over two times the proportion of Hispanics/Latinos reported in the overall U.S. population.
Special populations. In 2009, health centers served nearly 865,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families; more than 1 million individuals experiencing homelessness; and more than 165,000 residents of public housing.
** Source U.S. Department Health and Human Services ***
Health Insurance Marketplace
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The Health Insurance Marketplace assists with the cost of health insurance in accordance with The Affordable Care Act. The Marketplace is a way to find affordable and quality healthcare coverage for those who do not have insurance. The counselors at AccessHealth can also educate about the different insurance options to those who do have coverage.
AccessHealth has five Certified Applications Counselors (CAC) that are able to assist you with filling out your application and identifying health plans available in your area. Our counselors can also determine whether you are eligible for low cost coverage through Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan).
Assistance from AccessHealth’s Certified Application Counselors include:
- Health Insurance Marketplace education to individuals and groups
- On-site or off-site assistance
- Determining premium costs for health insurance options
*** For more information please contact our Referral Line at 281.633.3175.
Medicaid / Medicare
Most Commercial/Private Insurances, including:
***Please check with the Center and your insurance for benefits.
INSURED: If you receive Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare or have private insurance you may call one of our service centers to schedule your appointment.
UNINSURED: If you are uninsured, patient registration is offered at our Richmond, Missouri City and Brookshire Centers.
NEW PATIENTS: If you are a new patient of AccessHealth please download, complete and submit the following forms:
- Patient Information Form (Información del Paciente)
- Consent to Treat Form (Consentimiento para Tratamiento)
- Patient & Center Rights & Responsibilities Form (Derechos y Responsabilidades del Paciente y de la Clínica)
- Health History (Historial Médico)
How to Register
DISCOUNTED SERVICES FOR UNINSURED: If you are uninsured you may be eligible to receive medical, dental and behavioral health services at a discounted rate. Qualifications for discounted services are determined during a scheduled assessment (appointment) and are based on household income and size.
During your scheduled assessment you will be asked to provide PROOF of household income, family size and your address. To schedule your appointment and view a list of potential documents needed call (281) 342-0500.
**If you are a new patient applying for discounted services please be sure to read, print and complete the New Patient Forms.
**If you are not able to print the needed documents please arrive to your appointment early and notify our staff that you need to complete your documents.