CHRISTUS School Clinics

Words from a Working Parent

“Many times we have to wait and take them to an emergency care place on the weekend, just so we don’t get financially penalized for missing work. I thank God for CHRISTUS School clinics. I have such great relief knowing my children will not suffer because they can go to the school clinic when they are sick and I don’t have to miss work and income to take them to the doctor.”

Keeping Children Healthy

When you give to CHRISTUS School Clinics, you make a major difference in the lives of children in our community. Each year, 19 CHRISTUS School Clinics are called upon more than 6,000 times to care for children at school – where they spend the greatest portion of their day.

Telemedicine Increases Capacity to Serve

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare uses an innovative telemedicine program in all CHRISTUS School Clinics. Via laptop computers, medical assistants working at School Clinics can connect with CHRISTUS family nurse practitioners and physicians. These healthcare professionals can see what a school’s medical assistant sees, ask students questions, provide real-time diagnosis and even prescriptions.

Clinic Providers

Mary Gallant earned her Associates Degree in Nursing at Wharton County Junior College and her Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University, graduating Cum Laude, and her Master of Science in Nursing with Emphasis in Leadership in Healthcare Systems in May 2017.

While overseeing the school clinics, Mary provides guidance to her medical assistants while making sure the daily logistics of the clinics run smoothly. She provides education to staff, students, and parents regarding different topics related to: Blood Borne Pathogens, EpiPen, Hygiene, Germs, Healthy Living, Telemedicine, and CHRISTUS Health School Consents.

Mary’s favorite part of working at CHRISTUS School Clinics is her ability to make a difference in so many young lives within the different communities of Houston. “I believe with all of CHRISTUS Health departments we are creating healthier communities and healthier lives.”

Some of Mary’s favorite hobbies are being with friends and family while boating, golfing, or fishing. She also enjoys time in her flower beds.

Mary Gallant

Mary Gallant MSN, R.N.

CHRISTUS School Clinics

School Clinics (Clinicas Escolares)

Vital On-Campus Services

  • Direct healthcare to students and families
  • Leadership for the provision of health-related services
  • Screening and referral for health conditions
  • Leadership in promoting health and a healthy school environment
  • Leadership in developing health policies and programs
  • Liaisons among school personnel, family, community and other healthcare providers

Success Stories

Did you know CHRISTUS St. Mary's Clinic...

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On-campus medical & counseling services provided (2017).

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Children vaccinated against influenza.

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Over the counter prescriptions administered.

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Sports physicals administered to kids.