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Fort Bend Family Health Center is now AccessHealth

posted Nov 15, 2012, 1:39 PM by Crissy Nolen


In an effort to more accurately describe its vision, Fort Bend Family Health Center is now AccessHealth. AccessHealth provides primary health care for both adults and children, obstetrics and gynecological care, behavioral health services, dental care and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton Counties. Upon recently becoming the administrator of the WIC program in Austin, Waller and Colorado Counties, AccessHealth now has 13 service locations.

“We feel that the name is much more representative of what we provide to these communities. Access to health care is so important and we provide that access to both our clientele with insurance and those who qualify for our services at a reduced rate,” stated Carol Edwards, Chief Executive Officer.

Over the past few months there have been several changes made regarding registration and scheduling, making it easier for patients to utilize the services of the clinics. In 2011 over 23,000 individuals were served and with the addition of the WIC sites that number is expected to double in 2012.

“Our patients can feel comfortable that only the name of the organization and improvements for the registration process have changed. You will still see the same caring physicians and staff that you have developed a relationship with over the years”, said Kelli Metzenthin, Development Officer.

A celebration unveiling the new name and logo of the organization was held for the staff of the center and the community on the evening of November 14, 2012.

AccessHealth is now accepting new patients at each of its sites and will continue to add additional services whenever possible in response to the needs of the communities we serve.

For additional information regarding services or to register as a patient of AccessHealth please call (281) 342-4530. You can also find additional information at

Kelli Metzenthin

Development Officer


“Nothing has changed but the Name”

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