Legacy Community Health Center
Legacy Community Health Services is a non-profit community based corporation established in 1981 to meet the health care needs of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Wharton, Liberty, Chambers, Colorado, Austin, Waller and Walker county residents. Legacy Community Health Services has three clinic sites in the Houston area providing general primary care, gynecological care, mental health treatment/counseling, vision screening, pharmacy and diagnostic laboratory, sceening and x-ray procedures. FQHCs also known as community health centers are local, non-profit or public entity, community owned health care providers serving low-income and medically underserved communities. FQHCs provide high-quality, affordable primary care and preventative services to populations who, even if insured, remain isolated from traditional forms of medical care because of where they live, who they are, the language they speak, and their high levels of complex health care needs.
Although FQHCs have a broad prevention-based perspective on many health problems, they are much like private medical and dental practices, staffed by physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals. They differ however, by the broader range of services provided such as nutrition services, transportation, interpretation/translation services, health education, and their management structure. In order to maximize limited resources, these private, nonprofit community practices have developed community linkages with specialty providers, local health departments, hospitals, nursing homes and other community organizations to ensure services are coordinated and eliminate duplication of effort. Although some services may not be available on-site, the health center does coordinate care and referrals to other providers in a way that assures comprehensive and convenient "one-stop caring" for its patients.