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X-Ray Services Accessible & Affordable

Three FQHCs Collaborate to Offer Easy, Affordable Access to X-Rays
 
The HACS team that helped bring the X-ray services to HACS includes CEO Joe Fuentes,  X-ray Technician Susan Toy-Grain, and Chief Medical Officer Juan Garza (pictured left to right). 

Uninsured and under-insured patients in Houston have typically had low access to X-ray services—until now. A collaborative effort between three FQHC’s—with help from the CCFC—provides an X-ray for $25, with results typically made available within a day. 
   The X-ray machine and project staff are located at Houston Area Community Services (HACS), which is centrally located between its two referral partners: Spring Branch Community Health Center and Vecino Health Centers. The X-ray machine, a state-of-the-art Definium 5000 digital radiographic system, was funded by the Community Clinics Funders’ Collaborative (CCFC), which also will perform oversight and evaluation of the project. In addition to providing easy-to-access, low-cost X-rays, the project uses electronic health records to streamline the process by forwarding results to the patient’s referring provider.
   Until now, many uninsured patients had very limited to X-ray services, which often required a complicated application process that could take 2-3 months. Additionally, traveling to X-ray services in the Medical Center is a struggle for many patients who rely on mass transit. HACS X-ray services are located at 2150 West 18th Street, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77008
, in the northwestern part of Houston’s 610 Loop.
   The price for these X-rays is significantly discounted, compared to the private sector, for easier access and affordability. Timely access to X-rays and a diagnosis will result in earlier treatment of injuries and infections and, ultimately, better health outcomes.
  
To use the X-ray Service, call HACS at 832-384-1409.