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.
On Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare of Texas employee volunteers helped rebuild Hope Farms, an urban farm in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. UHC was joined by volunteers from United Health Foundation grant recipients the University of Houston, Houston Food Bank, Recipe for Success and Give an Hour to plant citrus trees and build storm-resilient planters.
During a short ceremony following the service project, each philanthropic partner talked about the importance of partnering to help rebuild Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
In 2016 through RFP grants, United Health Foundation awarded $675,000 to the Recipe for Success Foundation to build Hope Farms which trains veteran entrepreneurs to raise fresh and healthy food for low-income residents and $2 million to the University of Houston to combat diabetes in Houston’s Third Ward.
Surprising 140 elementary students with plans for a bigger, better playground is as fun as it sounds.
UnitedHealthcare recently joined Houston Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork to announce a playground renovation at Looscan Elementary in Houston.
The renovation, which includes new playground equipment, picnic areas and a walking trail for the school’s SPARK Park, is possible due to more than $30,000 in grants from UnitedHealthcare, Vince Wilfork Foundation and the Dreambuilders Foundation.
After announcing the exciting news, the students participated in relay races and drills with a tackling dummy. The event concluded with a barbecue lunch.
In addition to the playground renovation, UHC is partnering with Wilfork and Blessings in a Backpack, a national nonprofit organization providing nutritious food to elementary students. As part of the program, 100 students at both Looscan Elementary and Foerster Elementary schools are presented backpacks filled with healthy weekend snacks, providing 60 percent of the children’s caloric intake over the weekend.
UHC is proud to partner with Vince Wilfork, Dreambuilders Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack to enrich the lives of Houston-area students.