Health

United Way of Central Texas Health

We work together to promote a healthier community.

A growing number of people in Texas do not have health care coverage. Without proper care, poor health can lead to less treatable and costly complications. UWCT is working to connect people with the health care they need.

Along with our partners, UWCT is addressing the issue of health care access with a variety of strategies, including connecting people to health services through free clinics,prescription drug financial assistance.

Accomplishing these goals decreases medical costs assumed by community hospitals, insurance rate payers, and taxpayers - particularly by reducing unnecessary emergency room visits.

The impact of poor health is felt across the community as a whole and increases costs for us all. UWCT is creating solutions that help everyone thrive, creating healthier communities that improve our collective quality of life.

UWCT Impact Strategy Highlights

 

BridgeS to Wellness and Health 

BridgeS LogoBridgeS to Wellness and Health, a collaborative strategy between Baylor Scott and White Health, UWCT, Body of Christ Clinic, and the Temple Community Clinic. BridgeS works with underinsured and uninsured clients who are unable to afford the necessary prescriptions, equipment, transportation, and supplies to maintain or improve their health status. The goal is to bridge the gap while a client awaits approval or a long-term affordable prescription coverage. A growing number of people in Texas do not have health care coverage. Without proper care, poor health can lead to less treatable and costly complications. UWCT is working to connect people with the health care they need.

The BridgeS to Wellness and Health program decreases medical costs assumed by community hospitals, insurance rate payers, and taxpayers - particularly by reducing unnecessary emergency room visits. For high-risk patients, the inability to afford prescriptions results in poor health outcomes, increased rates of re-hospitalization, and extreme financial burden. 

BridgeS to Wellness and Health Information Flyer