Thanks to a generous gift from the West Orange Healthcare District, Teen Xpress has expanded its services into West Orange County visiting West Orange and Ocoee High Schools.
The Teen Xpress program offered through The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families offers a free mobile health clinic for uninsured or underinsured youth. Moving between select schools in Central Florida, this mobile health unit provides a variety of services, including:
- Medical exams
- Mental health counseling
- Case management
- Dietary counseling
Thanks to a generous gift from the West Orange Healthcare District, Teen Xpress has expanded its services into West Orange County visiting West Orange and Ocoee High Schools. The original grant of $68,500 is in its second year and has already achieved several successful outcomes and is providing students with improved clinical care, links to community resources, improved emotional well-being and improved health behaviors.
To date, the grant has helped Teen Xpress achieve the following in West Orange County:
- 328 Case Management Encounters; with 82% of students who received care reporting links to community resources
- 227 Medical Encounters; with 85% of students who received care showing improvements in clinical care
- 200 Mental Health Encounters; with 57% of students who received care showing improved emotional well-being
- 177 Nutrition Encounters; with 92% of students who received care showing improvements and increased knowledge in nutrition
West Orange Healthcare District recently pledged an additional $100,000 grant to continue support of Teen Xpress and help The Howard Phillips Center reach teens in the West Orange community.