Ellicott City, MD, October 17, 2018 – Warrior Centric Health is pleased to announce that the Veterans Medical Neighborhood Consortium (VMNC) in Howard County, Maryland will sponsor two major health events open to all Veterans and their families in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
The first event is a free “lab check-up” which will be held on October 21, 2018 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be at the Premier Health Express Urgent Care Clinic (PHEC), the nation’s first Authorized Warrior Centric Health Clinic.
The newly established PHEC is located at 9710 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, MD. It is uniquely positioned to provide medical care to Veterans and their families. Most importantly, the clinic is located steps away from the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families where they can directly refer Veterans and their family members for additional health and social services that address the social determinants of health.
The second event, the VMNC’s Veteran Health Fair, will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at PHEC’s address. The health fair will provide an opportunity for Veterans and their families to discuss their lab results with physicians as well as consult with specialists as appropriate. Veterans and their families can also avail themselves to additional health services such as free health screenings, flu shots, health education and clinic appointments.
Please contact Mr. Mayur Mody for additional information or questions about attending, participating and or volunteering at the events. Mr. Mody may be reached via email ([email protected]) or phone (240.330.9421).
About the Veterans Medical Neighborhood Consortium (VMNC) in Howard County
The Premier Health Express Urgent Care Clinic, American Diversity Group and the Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundationare members of the growing Veterans Medical Neighborhood Consortium (VMNC) in Howard County. The need for quality and timely health care for our Veterans continues to be of growing concern. It’s well established that Veterans as a group are more insured than their non-Veteran counterparts, however half of the veteran population, who were of working age (ages 19 to 64), 510,000 (5.5 percent) were uninsured in 2016 along with 3.8 million members of their households.
While the VA remains a unique source of health care for Veterans, it is not universally available to all veterans. Eligibility is based on veteran status, service-connected disability status, income level and other factors. In addition, not all eligible veterans actually use VA for their health care. Indeed, some don’t even realize they are eligible for VA health care. In fact, among uninsured veterans, about one-quarter could potentially qualify to use VA health care based on their service-connected disability status or income level.
About Warrior Centric Health
Warrior Centric Health® (WCH) is the nation’s first commercial health equity solutions provider. WCH provides decision-support data and analysis, training, and community outreach solutions to healthcare providers and institutions to optimize care for vulnerable populations – such as veterans and their families – who share unique health and wellness issues. The Authorized Warrior Centric Health Facility Solution Suite is a rigorous set of tools to optimally communicate with as well as care for veterans and their families—as much as 25% of the population in the hospitals’ communities.