San Jose Clinic, a nonprofit health care provider, plans to expand its efforts in providing critical health care services to the underserved and uninsured populations in the community with a $100,000 donation toward its endowment, officials said.

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The organization, which has operated for more than 100 years, has clinics in Midtown Houston and Rosenberg as of 2020. The donation was gifted to San Jose Clinic by the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, per a May 25 news release.

Huy Nguyen, marketing and public relations coordinator for San Jose Clinic, said the endowment donation will enable the clinic to hire additional health care professionals, purchase necessary medical equipment and supplies, and expand its outreach efforts to individuals with the most need.

“[This] will enhance the clinic's ability to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to its patients,” Nguyen said in an email. “It will help ensure that individuals who rely on the Rosenberg clinic's services receive high-quality health care regardless of their ability to pay, fostering a more equitable and inclusive health care system in the community.”

Zooming out

San Jose Clinic caters to low-income and uninsured populations within the communities it serves, Chief Advancement Officer Kimberlyn Clarkson said. The Rosenberg clinic opened in 2020 to address a high-demand area of Fort Bend County and expand access to health care, she said.

Clarkson told Community Impact the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. She said managing these conditions has become paramount for the majority of San Jose Clinic patients.

Meanwhile, the clinic plans to open a pharmacy in Rosenberg by the end of summer located at 117 Lane Drive in the Quadrangle Square.