Our Nurse Practitioners:
Amanda Underwood, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Luam Tekle, RN, MSN, FNP-C
The Health Center of Helping Hands provides quality, affordable healthcare to those with insurance, to those without insurance, to those without a medical home, and to those seeking a low cost alternative. The Health Center offers patients without a primary care physician a medical home where they can consistently obtain health services from a caring provider. Primary care is provided for men, women, and children of all ages. There are no income or residency requirements. While not free, the Health Center’s rates are among the lowest in the area. We also offer an income-based sliding scale program for Rockwall County residents that are at or below 185% of the federal Poverty Level.
The Health Center is staffed with professionals, including physicians, mid-level providers, medical assistants, and administrative employees. It is a program of Rockwall County Helping Hands, the primary social service agency in the county for individuals and families facing a financial crisis or healthcare need.
The Health Center specializes in high blood pressure, heart and lung diseases, diabetes, and asthma, chronic disease management. Nurse Practitioners spend time educating patients about their conditions and the best ways to take care of themselves. Rockwall County residents living at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level may qualify for fees based on a sliding scale. Others can take advantage of our Health Maintenance Plans which is not exclusive for Rockwall County. Care plans are assessed for every patient and follow-up visits are encouraged. The Health Center has proven to be a medical home for many in our community. Children’s health is also another emphasis of the Health Center since sick children miss days at school while their parents lose days at work. Vaccinations, sports physicals, and well child check-ups are also available at low costs. Eye exams and dental exams are arranged with partner providers for those that need them, but cannot afford to pay.
Our qualified medical staff consists of Family Nurse Practitioners, medical assistants, lab technicians, and a variety of volunteer physicians in the fields of OB-GYN, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Family Practice. Our volunteer physicians generously donate all of their time and expertise to our patients at the health center.
Monday – Friday: 7:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm- 6:00pm
Saturday: 8am – 12:00pm (by appointment only)
The Health Center accepts the following insurance plans and payment:
|Blue Cross Blue Shield||Triwest|
|Cigna||United Health Care|
401 West Rusk Street, Suite 100
Rockwall, TX 75087