Christ Clinic serves low income uninsured and underinsured patients from across the Greater Houston Area. In 2019, the clinic served 6,448 individuals. Of those, 94% were Hispanic, 69% were female, and the median age was between 35 – 54 years. 98% percent live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, equal to $51,500 for a family of four. The majority of Christ Clinics patients face complex barriers to health, including co-morbidity, and mental and behavioral health issues.
Last year, 166 individuals benefited from 594 mental health counseling sessions. Additionally, 67 patients, with more complex diagnosis, received case management services which helped to improve their health literacy and understanding of their care plans.
These patients also received referrals for behavioral health services and were provided access to much needed other social supports. Of the Christ Clinics patients surveyed in 2019, 90% report having improved health as a result of care.