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Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries
Espiritu de Salud/Spirit of Health Mobile Clinic

Description of the Organization
Espiritu de Salud (translation: Spirit of Health) Mobile Clinic is owned and operated by Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries (CHOM), an organization created by Christ Church Cathedral.

The mission of Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries is to provide free health and related services to Houston's poor, proactively meeting health needs of body, mind and spirit.

Espiritu de Salud Mobile Clinic carries out this mission by providing one of Houston's only no-cost sources of medical and mental health services for children and youth who have no medical insurance coverage or who cannot afford the associated co-pays of other clinics. Importantly, medical clients are referred as needed to the mental health staff, and all mental health clients are required to have full medical check-ups and evaluations. Every weekday and one evening each week, services are provided to children from low-income, primarily Hispanic families living in the city's densely populated East End; regular East End mobile clinic locations include four HISD elementary schools, Community Family Centers (where families also utilize a food bank program) and Willow Creek Apartments. Two nights a week from the parking lot of InterFaith Ministries of Greater Houston, Espiritu de Salud treats homeless young people who have historically gathered in Houston's Montrose area.

Area Served by Zip Code
Contact:   Tracy Burnett
Address: 1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX  77002

[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English
Spanish (at East End locations)

Pediatric Services only
Immunizations (Child)
Minor Acute Illnesses
Pediatric Well Child Check-ups
Day Care Physicals
HIV Testing
Mental Health Assessments
Gynecological Care
Family Planning
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Mental Health Assessments
Mental Health Counseling
Psychiatric Evaluation and Services (Homeless Youth and East End evening location only)
Comprehensive Social Services Referrals
Case Management (Homeless Youth Program only)

Lab Testing For: Pregnancy
Diabetes/ Glucose
Urine Analysis
HIV Testing
Newborn Screening
Education About: General Health
Family Planning
Human Sexuality & AIDS
HIV Counseling
Types of Medical Referrals: Diagnostic Evaluation
Obstetric Care
Sub-Specialty Medical Care
Vision and Hearing
Psychiatric Evaluation (evening locations only)
Patient Assistance: Medicaid
Housing/ Shelter
Protective Services

Full Time Nurse Practitioner
Full Time Licensed Vocational Nurse
Full Time Medical Assistant
Full Time Intake Worker
Part Time Medical Doctor
Full Time Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Part Time Psychiatrist
Full Time Driver
Part Time Security (Homeless Youth Program)

Further Information About this Unit
Area Served: East End; Montrose (e.g. Homeless Youth Program)
Population Served: Indigent, Homeless, Medically Underserved, Uninsured
Age Group: Children and Adolescents
Ethnicity: Multi-Ethnic
Frequency of Service: Mon.- Fri.
Estimated Clients served annually: 3200 (both programs)
Months Unit Operates: Year Round
How long they have operated: 10 Years
Fee: Free of Charge
Collaborates with others: Yes

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