West Texas Centers awarded grant to improve patient care


WEST TEXAS – The FMH Foundation of Midland recently awarded West Texas Centers with a $140,000 grant to improve patient care for their consumers in West Texas Centers 23-county service area.

West Texas Centers serves as the mental health authority with 15 mental health clinics across the region.

West Texas Centers serves more than 6,000 people each year who live with behavioral health issues and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Little Lives Early Childhood Intervention or ECI program also is managed by West Texas Centers through their offices in Sweetwater.

The Electronic Patient Care Solution is the software that will be utilized for West Texas Centers new patient portal.

The Electronic Patient Care Solution will help the people the centers care for have access to all their appointments, medical care and be able to ask questions and provide feedback. With all the precautions in place with COVID-19, this patient care portal is of the utmost importance at this time.

The staffs need to utilize systems where they can do much of the required paperwork prior to in-person appointments. This keeps everyone safe. West Texas Centers serves people in: Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Howard, Kent, Loving, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reeves, Runnels, Scurry, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum counties. West Texas Centers also operates a 24-hour Crisis Hotline. The number is 1-800-375-4357.