The UTMB Regional Maternal and Child Health Program hosted a special dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for its Regional Maternal and Child Health Clinic in Sugar Land, located at 14823 Southwest Freeway.
UTMB has served the families in Fort Bend County for many years with a Regional Maternal and Child Clinic in Stafford. The new UTMB clinic in Sugar Land replaces the Stafford clinic, just three miles from the old Stafford location.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our up-to-date, expansive new facility for patients in Fort Bend County,” said Carolyn Nelson-Becker, director of UTMB’s Regional Maternal and Child Health Program. “We are proud now to offer an enhanced clinic experience with so many important health care services for women and children in this community,” she said.
UTMB’s Regional Maternal and Child Health Program provides quality community-based health care services to women and children who might otherwise not receive them. The Sugar Land clinic offers pre-pregnancy counseling, family planning, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, prenatal ultrasounds, well-woman and well-child exams, breast and cervical cancer screening, pediatric exams, immunizations, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.
The clinic’s days and hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Mondays the clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Members of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce performed the ribbon cutting and speakers included Sugar Land Mayor James A. Thompson, UTMB President Dr. David Callender, and UTMB’s Dr. Gary Hankins, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Members of the Sugar Land city council were honored guests of the ribbon cutting as well.
The UTMB Regional Maternal and Child Health Program is a network of 32 community-based clinics serving low-income and uninsured women and children from more than 100 Texas counties. Telemedicine connects many of these community clinics to UTMB’s main campus in Galveston. The RMCHP serves more than 100,000 women and children annually.