To understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the residents and guests of the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) in the spirit of the Christian community.
May we have eyes to see those rendered invisible, and excluded, open arms and hearts to reach out and include them, healing hands to touch their lives with love, and in the process, demonstrate the love of God for all we serve.
The Healing Shepherd Clinic is dedicated to providing education, preventative care, and medical treatment to homeless individuals in a climate of compassion and dignity.
The homeless are exposed to harsh weather, malnutrition, diseases, and lack of sanitation. Many are unaware that they have chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or mental illness. Often, their only option for medical care is to go to the emergency room, even for something as simply treated as an infection. The Healing Shepherd Clinic provides primary and preventative care to the residents and guests at UGM-TC. Patients at the clinic can be treated for many common illnesses and conditions that are prevalent in the homeless population including heart, liver, and kidney diseases; skin infections; chronic pulmonary disease; diabetes and hypertension.
Volunteer physicians donate their time each week to treat patients with the assistance of the part-time nurse practitioner and part-time RN's and Medical Assistants. Together, they care for the mental, physical and spiritual well being of our residents and guests.
*Healing Shepherd Clinic is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit operating on the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County Campus.