Aurora Concepts hosts Saturday clinic for back-to-school

It's back to school time in Deep East Texas and for the staff at Aurora Concepts Family Medical Practice of Center that means “Start Back Strong.”

Aurora Concepts provides a variety of medical services to area families year round but on Saturday, Aug. 18, the practice will be hosting special “Start Bank Strong” services focused on helping families take care of all their students' back-to-school needs on one day.

The event will be from 8 a.m .until 12 p.m. at the Center Clinic. Parentes are asked to bring insurance information and shot records with them.

To help parents ease the financial burden of outfitting their students during the start of school, Aurora Concepts Family Medical will offer $20 off all types of services provided by the clinic like school physicals.

Located at 233 Hurst St. in Center, the staff is ready to conduct all types of vaccinations for children ranging from those going into Headstart programs, 4-year-olds starting kindergarten, sixth graders heading into the seventh grade and for high school juniors and seniors taking dual college credit courses while in high school, according to Dawn Barns, FNP, who works out of the Center office and with the practice's mobile unit.

She said each of those age groups have specific requirements as far as shots go before heading off to class. For instance, high schoolers who are also taking college level classes must be vaccinated for meningitis, Barns said.

Barns and Bridget Hughes, FNP, both nurse practitioners with the Center office, offer a full complement of family medical services beside vaccines and physicals. Dr. Jane Todd, M.D., is the location's supervising physician.

Barns said Aurora Concepts accepts Medicaid, most health insurance and also has a cash pay plan for families without insurance coverage.

Patients can call (936) 591-8171 for appointments. Office hours are 8 a.m. Until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. Until 12 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Aurora Concepts also has an office in Crockett and provides services from a mobil clinic onsite at schools or business locations.