Haven Health’s presence in Amarillo dates back to 1968 when the first board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist in our community, Dr. Early B. Lokey, was named the first Medical Director of the organization.
Dr. Lokey recognized a need to provide women without private healthcare access to basic health services, such as Pap smears, exams, and contraceptives.
His drive to provide those medical services combined with the passion, determination and support of Amarillo resident Estelle Marsh led to the creation of what is now Haven Health.
Throughout the last 51 years, services offered by Haven Health have evolved and expanded.
The History of Haven Health
Today, the organization provides quality medical care for both women and men throughout the Texas Panhandle and offers a number of educational programs for all ages.
Haven Health provides affordable reproductive health services to women and men regardless of their ability to pay. Payments are made through private insurance, Medicaid, Healthy Texas Women (HTW), the Family Planning Program (FPP) and Title X. HTW and FPP provide certain services at no cost for those who qualify. Haven Health is also a Texas Breast & Cervical Cancer Services Provider. This program helps fund sites across the state that provide quality, affordable and accessible breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for women. We also provide limited primary health care services through a subcontract with the Coalition of Health Services.
Dr. and Mrs. Early B. Lokey
To provide access to quality medical care, reproductive health services, and education for women and men throughout the region regardless of their ability to pay.*
*For patients who qualify based on income and family size.