As the only Community Clinic in the immediate area GRACE is committed to providing holistic, preventative care that helps families overcome financial and physical hardship. Your investment in GRACE programs spurs exciting changes for families in our community, including the over 800 individuals who consider the GRACE Community Clinic their medical home.
The GRACE Community Clinic provides primary medical care for low-income individuals and families who do not have access to traditional healthcare. The goal of the Community Clinic is for every individual and family in our community to have access to basic medical care as well as preventative education for sustained health.
GRACE Community Clinic offers the following healthcare services:
- Routine Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
- Well Woman
- Chiropractic Care
Our Clinic also holds monthly preventative care and education opportunities for concerns such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, self breast exam training, and nutrition classes. In collaboration with other agencies, we are able to offer medications and also laboratory and imaging services. As appropriate, patients are referred to Tarrant County’s John Peter Smith Health Network and other specialty providers for services.
Staff and volunteers are passionate about preventative care which reduces the need for ER visits for uninsured or under-insured individuals. One of their missions has long been to reduce the effects of diabetes and pre-diabetes—which plagues nearly half of all GRACE clients—with preventative education. At the beginning of 2018, GRACE Community Clinic was awarded Gold Status through the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA). The recognition was part of a national initiative to reduce the number of Americans living with uncontrolled blood pressure (hypertension).
Onsite classes have allowed clients to take ownership of their health, including Cooking Matters provided by Tarrant Area Food Bank, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Care, Self-Care Behaviors, Chronic Disease Self-Management, and Smoking Cessation, along with multiple healthy lifestyle and fitness courses.
“God has truly blessed our clinic and continues to guide us every day in the care and services that we provide for our clients,” says Nurse Manager Shirley Roberts, “We could not do anything without our wonderful community support and the awesome volunteers that provide their time on a daily basis.”
We are always incredibly grateful for the generous support of our GRACE Family. The Clinic has on-going needs for donations of over-the-counter medication such as pain relief, cold, allergies and cough, gastrointestinal, vitamins, topical antibacterial and anti-fungal, eye care, ear care, anti-hemorrhoidal, topical dermatological, urinary analgesics, sleep aids and motion sickness. For a full list of specific medications click here.
While medical donations are crucial, the expertise and personal investment through volunteerism lends an invaluable asset to the Community Clinic, making a lasting impact on the health of our patients. However, those interested in volunteering at GRACE Community Clinic do not have to have a medical background. We have available positions for both medical and non-medical volunteers. In particular, Spanish Speaking Translators are always needed as volunteers.
Each and every Tuesday night from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., our Clinic Staff – Shirley Roberts, Clinic Nurse Manager; Lesley Mitchell, Bilingual Certified Medical Assistant; and Fanny Vazquez, Bilingual Front Office Assistant – along with volunteer doctors, nurses, and other dedicated GRACE volunteers run family practice clinic for clients. Appointments are preferred for these Tuesday Night Clinics.
Eight Thursdays out of the year, GRACE Clinic also schedules appointments for their Well Woman Clinic, an exam offered to women to review elements of their reproductive health which is recommended once a year for most women, including a breast examination, pelvic examination, pap smear, and possibly other procedures if necessary.
How to get involved with the Community Clinic:
The volunteers and staff are forging new paths for their patients, and continue to their focus and scope of referral treatments. The Community Clinic is looking for passionate Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Doctors, and Specialists who can invest their time and resources into providing the best care possible.