2015 Spring Luncheon

Your Donations Help Sarah Live with Asthma

Sarah, one of Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D.’s patients explains, “Before I found CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, I thought I was going to have to live the rest of my life feeling as if someone is sitting on my chest. I’m 50 years old, I don’t have extra money to see a doctor or buy asthma medication. St. Mary’s Clinic is a Godsend, I am now able regularly visit a doctor who I can afford, the Clinic helped me find medication to control my asthma. This is the first time in my life that I can take a breath and not wheeze. Thank you for helping me manage and live with asthma.”

Everyday, stories like this are heard over and over from people in need of healthcare. Click here to give a gift of health.


Care for Chronic and Acute Conditions

Providing Primary Healthcare for the Uninsured in South Houston. Directed by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D., CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic provides a number of vital healthcare services to low-income patients in an under-served Houston community near Interstate 45 South and Wayside Drive.

St. Mary's also serves as homebase for the CHRISTUS Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. Collaborating with CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics and CHRISTUS School-Based Clinics.

Helping patients manage a variety of conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Gastritis
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Back and joint pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Minor injuries
  • Thyroid, kidney, liver and heart disorders

Additionally, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s provides a number of health checks including Pap smears, blood tests for cholesterol, diabetes, as well as thyroid, liver and kidney functions. Referrals for vision checks, mammograms and other specialty services are available.

Much-Needed Medications for Mr. M

as reported by Sister Rosanne Popp, MD
Mr. M is middle aged and homeless. While taking his medical history, I found out that he is an engineer and until recently had a job that provided health insurance. Without insurance he could no longer afford his medications for his hypertension or his chronic asthma.

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Fast Facts

January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013

  • 5,050 Patient Visits
  • 536 immunizations were administered
  • More than 8,315 lab tests were provided for disadvantaged patients
  • Vaccinated 536 children against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • Patients who didn't have money for prescriptions received more than $393,522 in free medications through the Prescription Assistance Program

Blessing and Celebration – St. Mary’s Clinic Expansion

Join us Wednesday, August 06, 2014 for a blessing of the new St. Mary's Clinic Expansion.

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Homebase for the CHRISTUS Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative

The CHRISTUS Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative combines the power of three CHRISTUS Foundation ministries to deliver a full spectrum of care to families for whom medical care is often deemed an unaffordable luxury. CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is located in close proximity to many CHRISTUS School Based Clinics, as well as near routes frequented by the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic. Together these ministries are building on each other’s strengths for more comprehensive patient care.

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