PATIENT CARE programs


We provide medical visits with a board certified doctor or mid-level provider at minimal cost to the patient and the community. This care provides diagnoses and treatment plans which improve the health of the most vulnerable people living and working in the community. 

PROGRAMS

Patients contribute to the cost of care - $25 for the initial visit and $15 for all follow up visits. These funds generate revenue for the clinic to offset some of the cost of care, and encourages patients to take ownership of their medical care.


  • PRIMARY CARE PROGRAM: The Primary Care Program allows Christ Clinic to serve as a medical home to those who are living without insurance. Through this program patients obtain ongoing medical support for acute and chronic conditions. Patients have access to a medical provider, lab drawls and results and assistance with prescriptions.  



  • PHARMACY & MEDICATION ASSISTANCE:  Medication assistance is a critical piece of quality care for our uninsured neighbors. A patient who receives a diagnosis and treatment plan needs to have equivalent access to necessary medication. The pharmacy and medication assistance program provides access to medications at low or no cost to patients through a multifaceted approach. Patients currently are not asked to cover the costs of medications that they receive at Christ Clinic.


  • PATIENT EDUCATION: (classes are bilingual) – Patient education provides chronic disease management and addresses: Obesity Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol Tobacco Abuse and Cessation, COPD and Nutrition Services


  • AFTERHOURS CLINIC: The afterhours clinic is open weekday afternoons and evenings and reduces uninsured patients’ use of emergency rooms, a much costlier primary care provider (PCP) than the Christ Clinic alternative. Patients are treated for  acute conditions and individually referred internally or to a primary care medical home. All visits in the afterhours clinic cost the patient $30, which offsets some of the cost for this program.


  • MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: As a collaborative model, Christ Clinic and The Krist Samaritan Center is piloting a Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Consultant Model (BHPCM) for integrated primary care and mental health services. The project serves low income (below 200% of poverty) uninsured individuals of all ages with a mental health diagnosis. 

medical services at the clinic


additional services

ON SITE LABS: Reduces patient barriers (such as transportation, high cost and additional time off work) from interfering with precise, accurate and comprehensive care. Patients cover the cost of laboratory fees, between $5 to $50, averaging $20 per patient. When a patient cannot afford the cost of their labs, the clinic can send blood work to our collaborative partner, Houston Methodist at no cost.


MAPS - MEDICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Information about enrolling in pharmaceutical company-sponsored medication assistance programs is available for          for indigent patients. Although some eligibility criteria may be common to many programs, each company operates independently, and the eligibility criteria vary, individuals involved in the administration of medication assistance programs should strive to ensure that correct information is reported. Our pharmacy serves as a liaison between the patient and the program administrator. 


PHYSICAL THERAPY: A volunteer physical therapist examines each patient and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, the therapist works with patients to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.


DIABETIC FOOT SCREENING:


MAMMOGRAMS: Project VALET (Valuable Area Life-saving Exams in Town) is a mammography education and screening program for asymptomatic women ages 40 to 69, who are uninsured, without county assistance and who are patients at Christ Clinic. Project VALET addresses barriers of cost and transportation by bringing free mobile mammography to the communities where eligible women reside.

Project VALET also provides women with necessary follow-up diagnostic testing, should it be needed, made possible through partnerships with participating facilities. Participation in Project VALET is free to Christ Clinic patients who qualify.

To get more information or to ask how to qualify for a free mammogram screening, contact Lisbeth at (281) 574-2443 or via email at lisbeth@christclinickaty.org


HEALTHY COOKING:



CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics fill a healthcare void by providing direct access for men, women and children that might otherwise remain excluded from care. The Mobile Clinics reach medically under-served and often hard-to-reach segments of the population, many of whom go undiagnosed for major health problems until health issues become critical.


Children's Immunization Mobile Van

  • November 16, 2017
  • December 16, 2017


Health Screening Mobile Van ( Bloodwork)

  • To be announced


health Education Services

Click here for a PDF of 2017 Patient Health and Education class schedule


Diabetes 101 / Diabetes 101

This class is designed for newly diagnosed and first time type 2 diabetic patients. The class outlines the basics of diabetes as an epidemic, risk factors, testing and psychological response to diagnosis. Classes are every Tuesday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 


Heart 101

This class is designed for hypertensive, hyperlipidemia, and obese patients. This informative class teaches cholesterol and hypertension principles, importance of exercise and nutrition, and engages the participant to make an appointment with nutritionist counseling. Classes are held every Tuesday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. 


Smoking Cessation

This class is designed for active and social cigarette smokers with a desire to quit. The Freshstart program helps participants understand basic nicotine addiction, examine how smoking affects health and gives reasons to quit. Classes are held 3 times a year (Spring, Summer & Fall). 


COPD/Asthma/Lung Class

This class is designed for COPD, asthma patients and their families. This short class describes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma to participants. Classes are held the last Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. 


NUTRITION CLASSES

Nutrition 101

This class is designed for patients with diabetes, hypertension, obesity, mineral or vitamin deficiency. Each appointment is custom designed to fit the needs of a particular patient and their health condition. Appointments are held every Wednesday from 10:00AM -11:00 AM and 11:00AM-12:00PM and Thursdays from 12:00PM -1:00PM.