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Food Access For A Healthier Outcome

Over the last year, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic has partnered with Houston Food Bank in the Food For Change/Food Rx program. This program provides nutritious food to diabetics and other groups with special healthcare needs. “Patients who have a diagnosis of a chronic disease and are screened for food insecurity qualify for our Food Rx program,”…

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CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Provides Growing Opportunity for Intern

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word long have a mission of empowering women. Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. continues that mission at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic through its internship program. In March, the clinic provided an two-week internship opportunity for third-year medical student, Kim Parker. A student at UNT Health Science Center in Fort…

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Breathing To Work, Working To Breathe

For Jose, every breath he takes is work. A patient at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, Jose has a history of asthma and was chronically short of breath, especially when working. His asthma medications were no longer helping, and he was finding his work as a pool repairman a struggle. About two years ago, Jose was…

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Nourishing Bodies and Spirits This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving provides us an opportunity to not only nourish the bodies of our clients and patients, but also their spirits. As in years past, the CHRISTUS Health Team throughout Houston and Galveston provided Thanksgiving food baskets to those in-need at our clinic and program locations. In lieu of complete Thanksgiving meals, 70 families received gift…

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Better Health Outcomes Through Counseling

Mental health is just as important as medical care for underserved communities, and CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is seeing a greater demand for mental health services among its patients. “Mental health has not been a major focus previously in low-income communities,” said Richard Torres, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare President. “COVID-19 has made it more of…

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