For many Houstonians, CHRISTUS St. Mary's Clinic provides the critical primary healthcare they would be unable to access elsewhere.
Our goal this Giving Tuesday is $12,000 to purchase a new commercial-grade immunizations refrigerator, a new EKG machine, and two vital signs monitors. Without access to this important equipment, heart issues cannot be detected, high blood pressure cannot be diagnosed, and life-saving vaccines cannot be administered. With the average cost of an ER visit at $620 for a minor illness, St. Mary's Clinic is reducing the financial burden to patients and hospitals. Last fiscal year, the Clinic had 29,121 primary care visits which would equate to over $18 million in ER visits.
Make your donation today, and it will be matched up to $5,000 by a generous donor.
By meeting our goal of $7,000 in individual gifts and the match of $5,000, we will have secured the funds to purchase this necessary equipment, allowing us the ability to care for this most vulnerable population.
Together, we can continue to ensure that our community of all faiths, ages and cultures receive access to the care they need. And healthier communities make a more resilient area for us all.