Providing Health Care for Central Lubbock

Combest Central Community Health Center Hosted Open House

Women reaching for baby lotion at Combest Center

Community members in central Lubbock now have access to health care and prenatal programs at one location. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing hosted an open house for the Combest Central Community Health Center April 25.
 
The School of Nursing programs including the Combest Central Community Health Center, the Nurse Family Partnership and the Stork’s Nest are now located at 2424 50th St.
 
Michelle Hunter, marketing and outreach director for the Combest Central Community Health Center, said the new location will provide more services for families in central Lubbock.
 
“We wanted to have all of the programs under one umbrella to better serve those who need comprehensive health services, especially those who do not have access to health care in central Lubbock,” Hunter said.

 

Woman counsels with man at Combest Center

The new center has six exam rooms, an on-site pharmacy, a diabetes education room, provider work stations and a nurse’s station. Besides primary, prenatal and behavioral health care and diabetes education, the Combest Central Community Health Center also offers prescription assistance, transportation services for patients, senior house calls outreach and enrollment and case management services.


Hunter said the three programs are a perfect fit because of the services offered by each one. 


“The Stork’s Nest and the Nurse Family Partnership program both provide resources and information for new moms,” Hunter said.


The Stork’s Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care in an effort to prevent cases of low birth-weight, premature births and infant deaths. The program is a cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the March of Dimes Foundation.

 

Two people working together at the Combest Center

The Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. The nurse-client relationship is focused on improving pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and economic self sufficiency of first-time families. The Nurse-Family Partnership program is free to income-eligible participants.Each family served has a registered nurse home visitor 2 times per month on average that continues until the child is 2 years old.


For more information about the Combest Central Community Health Center, call (806) 743-2424.

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