Shalom Health Ministry (SHM) began as a initiative of the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1997 as an effort to bring quality low-cost and free healthcare to the underserved communities in Houston. Today, SHM operates independently, but with a collaborative missional relationship with the Texas Annual Conference, through a self-appointed Board of Directors as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
From 1999 to 2006, the ministry provided primary healthcare to the underserved communities throughout Harris County and surrounding areas from a custom designed 36 foot mobile clinic. Because mobile health is limited in its capacity to meet the volume of people in need effectively, the Board of Directors of SHM decided to adopt a new delivery system to continue our mission. This plan included retirement of the mobile clinic and establishment of stationary clinics in underserved areas. On September 21, 2006 at Mission Milby CDC, 2220 Broadway (77012), Shalom was proud to open the doors of it first stationary clinic.
To date, Shalom Health Ministry has recorded more than 124,500 patient visits providing more than 325,000 units of service.