The Patients We Serve
In 2011, Lone Star Circle of Care provided nearly 300,000 patient visits. Approximately 50 percent of those patients are children and young people under the age of 20. Lone Star Circle of Care also meets the health care needs of pregnant women — delivering more than 1,200 babies last year — as well as seniors, working families, patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma, and many other patients who have difficulty finding access to health care.
Some of LSCC’s patients have public insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, etc.), but are unable to find a primary care doctor who will see them. 90 percent are underinsured or have no health insurance at all. Many of the uninsured are hardworking families that simply can’t afford coverage; in Texas 79 percent of uninsured adults work or have at least one working family member. Through Lone Star Circle of Care these hardworking Texans can obtain healthcare services that improve their lives and reduce the overall cost burden of the entire health care system.
I am a mother of two, and I have a temporary job that does not offer insurance that I can afford. When I got injured I needed a ‘fit for duty’ form to resume work. If it wasn’t for Lone Star Circle of Care’s service, I would have had no way to prove my eligibility to work again, thus leaving me unemployed…. Without LSCC I would have been without hope.
— Amanda Works