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UnitedHealthcare Alief Clinic Opens in Southwest Houston

UnitedHealthcare has opened a clinic in the heart of southwest Houston’s Alief neighborhood, providing UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid members in the area with a convenient place to go for medical and behavioral support.

Additionally, the UnitedHealthcare Alief Clinic offers over-the-phone services, including scheduling and a nurse-led helpline to address medical concerns and route patients to their best care options.

The clinic is the first of its kind for UnitedHealthcare. A second UnitedHealthcare clinic is slated to open later this spring in Tempe, Arizona.

The UnitedHealthcare Alief Clinic is located at 9380 West Sam Houston Parkway S. in Houston.

Houston Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings, Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses at Back-to-School Event

Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (center right) and employee volunteers present a $5,000 grant to Heather Patrick, CEO, Prevent Blindness Texas (center left).

Houston-area children and families received free vision screenings, vouchers for comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses as part of a back-to-school public health event at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center. Certified pediatric vision screeners from Prevent Blindness Texas conducted the screenings, and any child identified with the need for prescription eyewear will receive a free pair of glasses during a follow-up visit.

The event last week was part of a grant program from UnitedHealthcare to nonprofits in cities across the country to coordinate free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses donations.

Tahirah Scott provides vision screenings as part of the back-to-school health event.

UnitedHealthcare of South Texas is One of Houston’s Healthiest Employers

UnitedHealthcare of Texas regional director of marketing Carl McGowan (center) accepts the Houston Business Journal award at a recent reception.

The Houston Business Journal recently named UnitedHealthcare of South Texas as one of the healthiest employers in the Houston area. The 31 companies recognized on the 2018 list were ranked according to their culture, leadership’s commitment to health, communications and marketing surrounding wellbeing initiatives, programming and interventions, and reporting.