By Trishna Buch
I would like to take the time to tell you about a clinic that is doing its utmost to help
the people in and around the Houston area who need it the most—the CHRISTUS
Point Of Light Clinic. This clinic originally started in 1989 as a volunteer clinic, and—in
late 2008/early 2009—became a full-time clinic, corresponding with the time one of
its providers ,Sister Ricca Dimalibot M.D., earned her medical license, specializing
in family medicine. And, two years ago, CHRISTUS relocated to a new Dickinson
address and can now be found at 2401 Termini Street, Suite 100-D in Dickinson.
CHRISTUS offers a variety of services, for people of all ages. But the most
important aspect of CHRISTUS is that it serves the underserved. “The priority are
the people who do not have anywhere else to go,” James Nicas, Chief Director of
Development at CHRISTUS, told me.
So what exactly does CHRISTUS Point Of Light offer, you ask? It offers the Well
Adult Exam, pediatric care-well and sick visits, acute and urgent medical care,
screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other illnesses,
and subsequent treatment, vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and tetanus, and care for
minor injuries as well as for respiratory and urinary tract infections. Along with the
aforementioned, the clinic’s website mentions that the CHRISTUS Foundation, continuing
the legacy of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word —which the clinic
is a ministry of—provides a variety of special programs including: health and literacy
education, behavioral health counseling and much more.
By Trishna Buch