Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic was founded in 1972 and serves the people of Dallas county. Its population base is designated as MUA and HPSA. There is one main site, which boasts two newly constructed buildings, shown below. At Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, we strive to let the patients know that they are truly our number one priority. We have risen to meet the challenge of providing state of the art primary health care right here in our community, where it is needed most. Our patients deserve the best care available today, and we are here to provide that care. Our Community Health Center is more than just a doctor's office. In addition to a caring medical staff, clinic services include access to nutritional counseling, WIC (Women Infants and Children nutrition program), social services, family planning, HIV testing and counseling, health education, and substance abuse counseling. We also offer in-house radiology and dental services. This Center has become a model of excellence for community based health care.
FQHCs also know as community health centers are local, non-profit or public entity, community owned health care providers serving low-income and medially 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 social services, transportation, 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, pharmacists, 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. In 2004, Community Health Centers cared for 562,065 Texans regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.