Sometimes the most difficult part of staying on top of your health is just getting to the doctor. Obstacles like time and distance can cause some to delay scheduling their annual checkups and immunizations, which can lead to serious health issues, including a severe illness.
To help remove some of the barriers, South Texas Health System Clinics has opened dozens of specialized clinics throughout the Rio Grande Valley, and on Tuesday, July 27, STHS Clinics held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch its newest clinic, which specializes in family medicine. South Texas Health System Clinics leaders, staff and clinicians were joined by local leaders for the small, socially distanced event.
“There’s no doubt healthcare is one of the most important domains in any community, and South Texas Health System Clinics is committed to serving the people of the Rio Grande Valley, providing access to quality healthcare,” says Christian Martinez, Market Director, South Texas Health System Clinics. “In recent years, there’s been tremendous residential expansion in the Mission area just south of the expressway, and this clinic will allow us to better serve the people who’ve moved into that area, and help ensure they have a physician in the area they can turn to when the need arises.”
Located in the shopping center at the corner of Expressway 83 and Shary Road, the new Mission clinic offers comprehensive, quality healthcare to members of the local community, treating conditions ranging from asthma and acute pain to heart disease and more.
“The City of Mission is growing by leaps and bounds, and it’s crucial that we have enough healthcare providers locally to help keep our community healthy,” says Dr. Armando O’Caña, Mayor, City of Mission. “We’re glad that the people of Mission will have access to this new location to get the medical care they require, as well as have access to preventive care options. If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that it’s important to prioritize our health, and this STHS Clinics location will help us do just that.”
With an array of services offered under one roof, all family members can get the care they need, and even schedule their visits together.
“With family medicine, we’re able to consult dad about his high blood pressure in one room while his child is receiving their back-to-school physical in the next,” says Dr. Brenda Salinas, the physician based at the new Mission clinic. “It really helps streamline the healthcare process and ensures everyone stays in optimal health.”
Since opening its doors in mid-July, the clinic has already served more than 200 patients.
The South Texas Health System Clinics Family Medicine Clinic
201 S. Shary Rd., Suite 100
Mission, TX 78572
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm