San Mateo, Houston, Hosts Health Fair Benefitting Residents in the Gulfton Community

Over 150 residents in the Gulfton area received free medical services at San Mateo, Houston’s Health Fair. The event took place Saturday, April 23.

The Gulfton neighborhood, in Southwest Houston, is home to many refugee and immigrant populations.

Although participants received services such as educational health workshops; dental, vision, blood pressure screenings; and immunizations to children over the age of five—the most requested service was assistance to apply to the Harris County Gold Card.

Harris County allows lower-income residents to receive financial assistance to public health benefits with access to a Gold Card. 

“Many residents in the Gulfton area do not have access to health care or aren’t aware of the resources that exist,” said the Rev. Janssen Gutierrez, rector of the parish. “At San Mateo we are convinced that love for others must be manifested with deeds rather than words and that the work of the church is enriched when we serve the community.”

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