History of Hope
Hope Clinic of Garland was incorporated in 2002 as a 501(C)(3) organization to provide urgent medical care and offer health education, personal encouragement and Christian ministry to the underserved and uninsured residents of Garland. Beginning with one night a week in a borrowed space with an all-volunteer staff, Hope Clinic of Garland has grown to a full-scale operation facilitating approximately 8,000 patient visits each year.
Through a unique partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW), we are provided Primary Care Physicians and professional staffing for Chronic Disease Management, Medication Therapy Management and Behavioral Health. Baylor also contributes in-kind services valued at $800,000 annually for diagnostics and testing.
Through a network of over 35 Volunteer Physicians, our specialty services now include Cardiology, Dermatology, Optometry, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. We are also able to refer patients for Surgical, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Urology, and Dental services.
Since our inception, we have had the support of eight local churches that provide financial, volunteer and spiritual support.
In December 2014, we moved to a 5,400 square foot building that more than doubled our patient capacity. The clinic’s new facility includes five examination rooms, triage area, laboratory, spiritual care room, doctor’s office, three rooms for continued health education, kitchen, and ample parking. This move and expansion was financed through a history-making capital campaign that left Hope Clinic debt-free and with a building that has long-term growth capacity.
Our Donor Wall reflects the House Built for Hope. This historical Capital Campaign raised over $850,000 in just 18 months with contributions from individuals, churches, foundations, civic organizations ~ all committed to providing quality health care to those who need it most.