As part of its Land-grant mission, Texas A&M University is using its resources to directly benefit the Bryan-College Station community.
According to KBTX, Texas A&M University (TAMU) recently opened its Health Hub, which provides numerous medical services such as family care, heart health, urgent care, women’s health, and much more.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic increased stress for many due to being laid off from their jobs, it gave time for universities like A&M to figure out ways they could help.
Currently, many people can not obtain healthcare needs due to being uninsured. However, the Health Hub does not turn away patients, regardless of their insurance status.
“This is a facility that is designed for the entire family; mind and body. At its culmination there will be 50 physicians training and numerous other students from the health sciences center working out of here. It’s been a labor of love,” Les Jebson, a Texas A&M Health Science Center Administrator told KBTX.
This innovative health center has already started accepting patients and plans to see a total of 50,000 per year if growth continues as projected.
“Well we certainly want to take all comers, we don’t want to compete in the market but definitely anyone underserved is our target, and to meet those gaps and address those gaps,” Dr. Grady “Sam” Hogue, Texas A&M Health Science Center Interim Department Head for Primary Care Medicine and Population Health told KBTX.
Telehealth visits are also something the hub is seeking to provide its patients with, specifically when it comes to visits surrounding mental health. Currently, the facility is working to create high-tech pods for those living in rural areas throughout Texas.
“With all of these specialties and options for our patients, it’s one-stop shopping and makes it very convenient for the healthcare access of our patients in the community,” Dr. Amy Waer, Texas A&M University College of Medicine Dean told KBTX.
Those seeking the services of TAMU's Health Hub can access the facility by going to 2900 East 29th Street in Bryan.
$850,000 along with an abundance of time and effort paved the way for this 33,000 square-foot facility and staff members are eagerly waiting to serve the their community.
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