LBU Community Clinic is one of three federally funded community health centers in the Dallas County area designed to provide comprehensive primary care services that prevent illness and promote health.
We provide services out of four impressive facilities, as well as Telemed services, which have been built “from the ground up”, expressly to meet the needs of our communities.
Our team of experienced medical professionals and staff is diverse, bilingual and operate with a “patient first” mentality focused on supporting the health, well-being and strength of the communities we serve.
At LBU Community Clinic, no one is turned away for the inability to pay. Patients accessing LBU Community Clinic services may benefit from paying on a sliding fee scale. The sliding fee scale is based on federal poverty level guidelines that are updated every year. The Clinic also accepts Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and private insurance.
Of note, federal funds account for only one-third of LBU’s operating budget. Patient revenue, even with deeply discounted fees, makes up nearly half of the operating budget. Private donations are also essential to shore-up the budget, as well as support new and exciting programs and services.
In 1971, the residents of several West Dallas neighborhoods united to open a community clinic in a portable building to serve a population disenfranchised from the economic and social services of the city due primarily to language and cultural differences.
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic (LBU Community Clinic) has flourished tremendously since its opening. Eighty-eight percent of the clinic’s 24,000 patients are Hispanic and 59% are uninsured. Over 30 clinicians provide nearly 80,000 patient visits each year. Patients are drawn from all parts of Dallas County although West Dallas, Oak Cliff, Grand Prairie and South Dallas are the core communities served.
Today, LBU Community Clinic boasts over 70,000 square feet of clinic space on the West Dallas campus and at the newer health centers, LBU Oak Cliff and LBU South Oak Cliff, Texas. LBU’s provides culturally competent primary care services including pediatrics, prenatal care, adult care, mental health care, dental care for children, WIC services and other supportive services.
LBU Community Clinic has been fully accredited by The Joint Commission since 1998. Clinic outcomes are systematically monitored to achieve this accreditation. Licensed physicians, dentists and nurses are also formally credentialed and granted clinical privileges.