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Live Oak Community Health Center opening soon
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THREE RIVERS – The Live Oak Community Health Center, a satellite clinic of the Atascosa Health Center in Pleasanton, opens full time as of Monday, Nov. 5, at 105 E. Thornton in Three Rivers.

The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The new Health Center is part of a regional network of non-profit Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers with locations in Pleasanton, Floresville and Karnes City.

Live Oak Community Health Center is different from traditional private medical practices because it is governed by a regional board of directors composed of a majority (51 percent or more) of health center patients along with business and community leaders who represent the communities served.

Additionally, all private insurances are accepted along with Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP.

People who do not have insurance also are welcome, and all fees for services will be based on the individual’s ability to pay.

Live Oak Community Health Center’s goal is to provide primary and preventative health care services that is of the highest quality, affordable, and easily accessible for everyone regardless of their income or their level of insurance coverage.

All Federally Qualified Health Centers operate under a set of performance and accountability regulations established through national guidelines to ensure quality, patient centered care.

A study published in the August 2012 edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that clinics recognized as Federally Qualified Health Centers were rated as effective as private health care practices on most and even better on some quality-of-care measures.

Across the nation, Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers like the Live Oak Community Health Center served more than 20 million people last year. Atascosa Health Center’s network of clinics served 12,555 people last year.

Atascosa Health Center looks forward to Opening the Live Oak Community Health Center and being able to provide health care to the residents of Live Oak and McMullen Counties.

This milestone would not be possible without the funding received from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Atascosa Health Center has been working with many leaders of Live Oak and McMullen Counties for over the last five years on this project.

Atascosa Health Center would like to recognize Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff, McMullen County Judge James Teal, Three Rivers Mayor James Liska, Murrill Foster of the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, the Three Rivers Senior Citizen Center, Judy McAda and the area’s two U.S. representatives, Ruben Hinojosa and Henry Cuellar.

The Atascoa Health Center sincerely thanks everyone for their hard work and collaboration on the new Live Oak Community Health Center.

Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can call 786-3618. If interested in applying to become a member of the board of directors, please call 830-569-8940.

The Center staff looks forward to serving the medical and dental needs of the residents in Live Oak and McMullen counties.
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