TESTIMONIALS

“I think of Bethesda as a godsend to the healthcare community. Bethesda Clinic has not only addressed my physical issues but they also have addressed my spiritual issues.” –Rita

GIVE HOPE & HEALING

When you have health, you have wealth. You can provide affordable healthcare to your neighbors. Each year we see over 15,000 patient visits but you can help us do more.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Bethesda Health Clinic is always looking for medical professionals, dental professionals, clerical and admissions volunteers, and volunteers for Hangers of Hope Thrift Store.

BETHESDA HEALTH CLINIC RECEIVES THE 2021 BBB AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

BETHESDA HEALTH CLINIC RECEIVES THE 2021 BBB AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

BBB Awards for Excellence Honor Ethical Business Practices

Bethesda Health Clinic is proud to have received the 2021 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Award for Excellence in the charity category. The awards were televised on KLTV in a production which aired on Sunday, May 2.

The BBB Award for Excellence recognizes East Texas Businesses and Charities who go above and beyond for their employees, their customers, and the community at large, and who demonstrate the highest standards of ethical practices.

“BBB’s Awards for Excellence Winners have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization,” stated Mechele Agbayani Mills, president and chief executive officer of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “This year’s winners join an elite group of organizations who realize that dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models for all businesses in East Texas, and the Better Business Bureau is pleased to honor them with this prestigious award.”

NOW ACCEPTING NEW AND RENEWING PATIENTS

To become a new patient or to renew, you can visit with an Admissions Advisor at the clinic or apply online.

Admissions is open for in-person screenings on the following days each week:
Monday 9am – 12pm
Tuesday 10am – 2pm
Thursday 1pm – 4:30pm starting May 20th

Optionally, click the button below to apply online.

COVID-19

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, please click here for free and local testing sites.

If you are looking for a vaccination please click here.

What to expect at Bethesda:

Your safety and health is our top priority. We are taking the following precautions to avoid exposure and spread of COVID-19:

  • All patients will have temperature taken upon arrival to clinic. Sick patients will be triaged.
  • Masks are required for patients and staff.
  • Patients are only allowed to bring one visitor with them to appointments (no children, please).
  • Remote appointments are available and can be requested upon scheduling.
  • Any potential patient can click here to apply for services online.

Remember your best defense is staying away from large crowds and aggressively hand washing! Please email or call us with any concerns.

ABOUT US

Bethesda Health Clinic is a Christ-centered ministry with a bold mission: to provide healthcare to hardworking low income adults who are uninsured or underinsured. We envision our clinic as embodying Christ in action – bringing healing and hope to the people we serve.

Before Bethesda, those in need had to go to a local hospital’s emergency room for medical care. Our state-of-the-art facility eases the burden on local ER’s while serving a neglected segment of our population in a professional and dignified environment.

THEIR STORY

“You have made all the difference in my life, and ‘thank you’ will never be enough.”
– Jana

“The best medical services I have. I’m so happy to be a patient there!”
– Leticia

OUR STORY

In 2018, Bethesda is celebrated 15 years of successful operation. Since its inception, the clinic has served more than 11,000 patients and completed more than 125,000 patient visits.

PATIENTS

Bethesda serves hardworking low-income adults who have no insurance, or who are underinsured, which are those who have deductibles that are high relative to their income.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Bethesda Health Clinic is funded by the community and takes no tax dollars.  You can help by volunteering, shopping at Hangers of Hope, donating, and by giving to any of our named endowment funds.

HOW WE HELPED IN 2020

Patients Served

Patient Visits

Active Volunteers

OUR SERVICES

PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE

Bethesda provides first-contact care for patients with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern. This can include health promotion, education, and disease prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses. Bethesda also helps patients obtain long-term medications.

SPECIALTY MEDICAL CARE

Bethesda provides specialty medical care services that include on-site specialty evaluation for gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry, nephrology, endocrinology, podiatry, gynecology, and general surgery, and off-site specialty referrals for ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

DENTAL CARE

Bethesda’s Dental Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Smith county. Its priority is to treat patients experiencing pain or discomfort, but it also provides other vital services, including dental hygiene, fillings, and restorative care.

HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATION

Bethesda provides health & wellness education to patients who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk of developing, chronic disease where nutrition or smoking is likely to be a factor.

THEIR STORIES

we helped give them a better hope for tomorrow

HALEY’S STORY

HALEY GRIFFITH began her relationship with Bethesda as a patient. Now she’s a donor, and she feels like she’s doing God’s will. Not so long ago, 25 year old Haley was a waitress at a local restaurant, living paycheck to paycheck, trying her best to work and stay above water. Everything was going okay until she got sick.

CONNIE’S STORY

When Connie Nguyen’s abdominal pain persisted, she imagined the worst. Her physical symptoms added to the stress she was already feeling from raising small children, working hard with no health insurance, and the recent death of her parents. A friend told Connie about Bethesda, but she was hesitant.

RICKY’S STORY

When we think about the mission field, most of us think of faraway places, lands with different cultures and languages, eager for God’s word. The truth is that there are many ways and many places to serve the Lord in the mission field. Missionary Ricky McClenton found his calling and his mission field right here at home in East Texas.

WHY I CHOSE BETHESDA

Just a few of our donors and volunteers who made the choice to support Bethesda Health Clinic,
and why they did…

Carol Smith ministering to Bethesda patient

MEET CAROL


Carol Smith helps patients work through spiritual and personal matters. Said Dr. English, “Carol has a boldness to visit with patients about any subject and encourage them as they work to improve their lives one small step at a time.”

 

Dr. Larry Wiertz with Becky Olivarez

MEET DR. LARRY WIERTZ


Dr. Larry Wiertz, MD, shown here working with Becky Olivarez, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Wiertz has practiced for 50 years and has been volunteering at Bethesda since 2011.

Admissions Advisor Diane Cooper interviewing applicant

MEET DIANE


Diane serves as an Admissions Advisor where she interviews new and returning patients. She is al about saving lives and saving souls, so she gives every applicant an opportunity to embrace salvation through Christ.

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