SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – For the second consecutive year, the St. David’s Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to the Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic. The money will be used to help unfunded patients receive needed medications and/or help purchase disposable medical supplies used to treat unfunded patients.
“We are very grateful to the St. David’s Foundation for graciously funding us with this grant for a second time,” said LOHP Community Clinic Director Regina Henderson. “We will be able to supply medications and medical supplies to more than 100 patients.”
The Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic serves the low-income, uninsured residents of Hays County who do not qualify for federal or state health assistance programs.
According to Henderson, the most common illnesses seen at the clinic are diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia – conditions that can be effectively managed through maintenance medications and monitoring supplies.
“We have found that many of our patients do not have the resources to purchase diabetes syringes, pen needles, glucometers, lancets, testing strips and blood pressure cuffs used to control and monitor these conditions,” Henderson said. “The funding will allow us to purchase these supplies for our patients, which will help them to better manage their health care.”
About Live Oak Health Partners
Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP) was formed January 1, 2012 by the joining of two existing medical practices in San Marcos: Central Texas Medical Associates and Specialty Physicians of Central Texas. It is the first locally operated multi-specialty group in Hays County. 27 Primary Care and Specialty Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners provide high-quality coordinated medical care to the citizens of Hays County and the surrounding communities. LOHP specialty care services include allergies/ENT, general surgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, hand surgery, weight loss surgery and gynecology. Several Live Oak Surgeons currently perform procedures using the physician-guided da Vinci robotic surgical system.
The Live Oak Community Clinic operates the clinical services at the Hays County Personal Health Department, providing family care, well child exams, prenatal care and immunizations to Hays County residents in need. The Live Oak Walk-In Care clinic offers extended evening and weekend for efficient affordable acute care and occupational medicine services.
About the St. David’s Foundation:
Many issues affect the health and well-being of Central Texans. The mission of St. David’s Foundation is to overcome these challenges so that everyone has the opportunity to receive the best health care possible. St. David’s Foundation Healthy People grants promote access to primary health care and related medical services uninsured and under-insured low income individuals and families. These grants can be used for core support and project specific support. This focus area works to assist community-based clinics and organizations address the growing need for primary and specialty care within Central Texas community.