Mission of Mercy provides medical care for people in the Coastal Bend that do not have Medicare, Medicaid, insurance or a county card. We assist with acute and chronic conditions and assist patients in acquiring prescription medications at no cost to the patient. We accomplish this through professional and lay volunteers who donate their time and skills.
More than 80% of Mission of Mercy patients suffer from chronic illnesses, including arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and depression. One third of patient visits are coded as diabetes related. Our patients depend on Mission of Mercy for ongoing treatment and prescription medications. Patients return for regularly scheduled appointments, allowing physicians to monitor their condition and provide access to prescription medications. Patients who require specialty care are referred to doctors in the community who provide no-cost or low-cost services to our patients.
Our mobile clinic serves as a doctor’s office and a place where patients can receive prescriptions to be filled through low-cost retail prescription programs or no-cost prescription programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Mission of Mercy enrolls patients in programs offered by pharmaceutical companies and then orders and dispenses prescription medications at one of our five mobile clinic sites.