Shalom Mobile Health Ministry
Description of the Organization
Shalom Mobile Health Ministry, Inc. is a faith-based 501c(3) nonprofit organization initiated by The United Methodist Church in 1997 to provide healthcare to the uninsured, underserved and undocumented. The main focus of the ministry is to provide primary healthcare for all members of the family, without a specific focus on any age group. The coach operates 12 months a year, Monday through Thursday, serving Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Montgomery, and Fort Bend counties.
Shalom collaborates with The Methodist Hospital Laboratory Service, The Rose, MD Anderson Mobile Mammography, Healthcare for the Homeless, Vaccines for Children, Immunization Coalition, San Jose Clinic, and Habitat for Humanity to provide services to over 4,000 clients of all ages each year. Shalom Mobile Health is also a teaching facility for Texas Women's University.
"Bringing Healthcare to the Underserved"
Shalom Mobile Health Ministry recognizes that good health improves the quality of life and thus seeks to bring healthcare to the underserved. Knowing that healthcare leads to stronger families, healthier employees and communities, and lower healthcare costs, Shalom Mobile Health Ministry is committed to:
- Bringing accessible primary healthcare guided by the belief that all people are children of God.
- Enlisting highly skilled, caring and committed professionals, congregational and community volunteers.
- Endeavoring to work in partnership with other organizations to maximize resources.
- Creating an environment that affirms and enriches the lives of the staff, volunteers and people we serve.
- Funding the program through collective resources, i.e. churches, charitable foundations and other like-minded organizations.
- Mentoring and encouraging other communities by being a resource.
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77055, 77061, 77071, 77081, 77091, 77093, 77355,
77373, 77380, 77422, 77459, 77510, 77520
|Contact: ||Diana Hearn, Executive Director|
Melanie Morris, Family Nurse Practitioner
|Address: ||2220 Broadway|
Houston, Texas 77012
|E-Mail: ||[email protected]|
|Languages Spoken: ||English|
|Services: ||Routine Physicals|
Management of Minor Injuries/Infections
Well Infant/Child Check-ups
Immunizations Flu and Pneumonia Shots
Well Woman Exams
Long Term Management of Chronic Disease - Diabetes,
Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies, Arthritis
Well Man Exams
Day Care Physicals
Low Cost Eye Exam and Glasses
Family Planning Education and Services
HIV/STD Testing and Counseling
Spiritual Care Team
Low Cost or Free Prescriptions
|Lab Testing For: ||Glucose|
|Education About: ||General Health|
|Types of Medical Referrals: ||Diagnostic Evaluation|
|Staff: ||Full Time Family Nurse Practitioner|
Full Time Licensed Vocational Nurse/Driver
Full Time LVN Patient Educator
Full Time Patient Administrator
Further Information About this Unit
|Area Served: ||Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Montgomery, Fort Bend Counties|
|Population Served: ||Medically underserved, uninsured, undocumented and homeless|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Frequency of Service: ||Monday -Thursday|
|Estimated Clients served annually: ||4,000|
|Months Unit Operates: ||Year Round|
|How long they have operated: ||8 years|
|Fee: ||Free and Sliding Scale|
|Collaborates with others: ||Yes|