Home State Health Partners With Kids Vision for Life St. Louis To Provide Vision Screenings To Lucas Crossing Elementary School

ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Kids Vision for Life St. Louis, Home State Health recently provided vision screenings for 600 students of Lucas Crossing Elementary school in the Normandy Schools Collaborative.

Many schools struggle with the burden of providing vision screenings to students as well as ensuring students receive the proper follow-up care. Forty percent of students who fail an initial vision screening do not receive an eye exam or other follow-up care.

"We understand the reality that cost of care and lack of transportation resources, among other factors, can be a barrier that keeps many children away from the doctor," said Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO for Home State Health. "We want to eliminate these barriers that leave a vulnerable student population with undiagnosed and unaddressed vision problems."

Kids Vision for Life St. Louis provides comprehensive vision services to PreK-12th grade students in the St. Louis area at no cost to families. Students are screened on-site at each location and are provided with a complete eye exam on a mobile vision clinic.

"Kids Vision for Life St. Louis would not be successful without the invaluable support of organizations like Home State Health who donate their time and financial assistance to kids in need of eye exams and eyeglasses," said JJ Scarbrough, Executive Director for Kids Vision for Life St. Louis.

Home State Health is a Care Management Organization that serves the needs of Missourians through a range of health insurance solutions. Home State Health serves the Medicaid population in partnership with MO HealthNet. The organization also focuses on under-insured and uninsured individuals through its federal insurance marketplace plan, Ambetter. Additionally, Home State Health provides insurance for the Medicare population through a Medicare Advantage plan, Allwell. Home State Health exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Home State Health is owned by a joint venture of Centene Corporation and Missouri Community Health Access. Centene Corporation, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit www.homestatehealth.com.

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