Since breaking ground in 2011, CHRISTUS St. Mary's Clinic has rapidly become a cornerstone of the Southeast Houston community it serves. For patients lacking resources or easy access to routine or acute medical care, St. Mary's Clinic stands as a safe haven, welcoming those in greatest need.
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. (read more)
Just about every day, I cannot breathe, it feels as if someone is sitting on my chest and I just can’t catch my breath. That’s what it feels like to live with asthma. I’m 50 years old and have been dealing with this for as long as I can remember. It doesn’t just go away, and I don’t get used to it—it’s painful and it is scary to worry if I’m going to be able to take my next breath.
CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is a Godsend, I am now able regularly visit a doctor that I can afford, Dr. Rosanne also helped me find affordable 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 control and live with asthma. ~ Stories such as this can be heard nearly every day at CHRISTUS St. Mary's Clinic.
Through three vital CHRISTUS Foundation programs, the Helthy Neighborhood Initiative provides integrated care to impoverished families who often consider medical services an unaffordable luxery until an illness progresses to an emergency situation.
The hub of the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative is CHRISTUS St. Mary's Clinic. St. Mary's is a full service primary care clinic located in close proximity to many CHRISTUS School-based Clinics, as well as near routes frequented by the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics. Together these CHRISTUS Foundation programs build on each other's strengths for more comprehensive patient care.