As You Plan for Back-to-School, Don’t Forget Your Child’s Health

Texas Tech Physicians — Family Medicine will host a Texas Health Steps Health (THSteps) Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 5 at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion, 3601 Fourth St.

The THSteps Fair is for children from birth through 18 years of age who have Medicaid. Texas Health Steps provides regular medical and dental checkups and case management services to babies, children, teens and young adults at no cost.

Texas Tech Physicians — Family Medicine physicians, residents and nurses will provide well checks and physicals including immunizations.

The Community Health Center of Lubbock (CHCL) will provide dental services on the CHCL Dental Mobile Unit that will be located outside of the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion for those eligible patients. Educational handouts and informational stations will be made available to participants.

Ronald L. Cook, D.O., interim chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, said the mission of the family medicine department is to provide community-based care and reach out to patients in the area.

“Programs such as Texas Health Steps are critical in providing the needed preventive screening services,” Cook said. “We hope the community takes advantage of this great opportunity to keep their health care checks up to date.”

For patient appointments or more information about the health fair, call Texas Tech Physicians — Family Medicine at (806) 743-1177. For patient appointments, call Texas Health Steps at (806) 784-2757.

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