PediPlace

A nonprofit organization

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PediPlace, a certified Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA), is a non-profit pediatric healthcare practice that provides quality, cost-effective primary pediatric healthcare & mental health services to North Texas children from birth through 18 years of age who are uninsured or receiving Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits regardless of economic, geographic, or cultural barriers. PediPlace is designated by the State of Texas as a site serving a medically underserved population. PediPlace is the only organization of its type, size & scope in North Texas not affiliated with a hospital system. We provide a medical home for children that tend to be from low-income families who otherwise would go without care or who would unnecessarily use the emergency room. Our patients have reported a 58.2% decline in the use of emergency room visits since becoming a patient of PediPlace. 

In 2024, we expect to provide primary pediatric healthcare services to 6,022 patients in 21,405 office visits. This represents a 5% increase in patients compared to 2023. Included are 963 uninsured children at a cost of $409,335.

We ensure that children receive well preventive care, & those who are ill are diagnosed & treated early. Our primary care pediatric services are designed to meet the unique situation of each patient & include preventive (Well-Child) care including immunizations; treatment of illnesses; mental health therapy services; behavioral health screenings to check for signs of depression &/or mental illness; hearing & vision screenings; treatment of asthma & other chronic illnesses; referrals for specialized care; & newborn parent health & child safety education.

Our Programs are Healthy Babies, Healthy Kids, Illness to Wellness, School Based Clinic, Integrated Mental Health Therapy, Parent Education, Family Care Fund, & Reach Out and Read. Our overall objective for each of our programs is to increase the general health of our client population through access to care & preventive care. Funds raised through North Texas Giving Day will benefit these Programs which allows us to make healthcare a reality for every kid!

Since 1994, PediPlace has provided a medical home for low-income families, promoting the healthy development of children in our community. 

In 2022, we received national certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Years in the making, this certification comes from a national leader in healthcare quality - the NCQA. They identify the PCMH as a model of care that puts patients at the forefront. Research shows that PCMH’s model improves quality & the patient experience—while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement & a patient-centered approach to care.

Our patients are from households at or near poverty levels with 82% receiving Medicaid & CHIP benefits. The remaining 18% are uninsured children. 70% of patients identify themselves as Hispanic & 58% are under the age of five. Our service model, primarily utilizing nurse practitioners, provides quality care at lower costs. As a charitable clinic, PediPlace will not deny service if a family is unable to pay. 

We continue to work in a coordinated relationship with public & private agencies including our County Health Departments, Medical City Healthcare, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, Lewisville Independent School District, Denton Independent School District, Children's Health & Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas.

Meet Our Patients:

A single mother brought her 2 sons to PediPlace: a 6 yr. old for illness & 9 yr. old for follow-up on an ADHD diagnosis. The mom told the Pediatrician that both children were “kicked out” of their previous school for behavioral issues & had begun a new school this year. She stated that the children have different fathers who are both serving over 15 years in prison for domestic violence; she is under a lot of stress; & the boys are anxious to be at a new school. The 6 yr. old was treated for an ear infection. The 9 yr. old will come to PediPlace for ADHD follow-up visits. The Pediatrician told the mother that both boys would benefit greatly from counseling at PediPlace through our Integrated Mental Health Services Program with the Licensed Professional Counselor located at PediPlace.  Direct referral to PediPlace’s in-house mental health therapy services enhance our medical home & timely address issues.

Parents of a 9 mo. old foster child came to PediPlace with concerns that the baby had been drug exposed in the womb. The nurse practitioner worked with the family to test for TB, HIV, & Hepatitis, & will continue to monitor the development of the child to determine if early childhood intervention is needed. PediPlace is one of the few clinics that accepts Foster Care Medicaid.

Mission

Mission: Making healthcare a reality for every kid.

Vision: All North Texas children have access to quality, safe, equitable, compassionate, family-centered healthcare.

Needs

New books for children ages birth-17 years

Healthy Snacks for our patients

Children's Character Band aids- any brand

Digital Thermometers- any brand

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Dental Floss- any brand

Diapers- any size and brand

Children's/Baby Wipes- any brand

Disposable Razors/ Shaving Cream

Deodorant- any brand

Body Wash/ Shampoo/ Conditioner- any brand

Water Bottles

Gift cards in $25 denominations to Walmart, Target and area Grocery Stores

Equity Statement

Those most affected by healthcare disparities & access to quality affordable healthcare are our patients & family members. PediPlace, through its Coordinator of Health Data Analytics, has established health quality outcome measurements regarding patient care & TX & national Medicaid benchmarks. Results are compared to state & national data. Since PediPlace's patient population is racially & ethnically diverse, as our quality targets are met, we are assuring health equity among our patients.

PediPlace has more work to do to target multiple levels & players throughout the community we serve & find methods to directly engage patient families on this topic & in program planning. This is an emerging goal for our Medical Director & Director of Clinical Operations.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

PediPlace

Tax id (EIN)

75-2512752

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Address

502 S OLD ORCHARD LN STE 126
Lewisville, TX 75067

Phone

972-436-7962