Medical Ministry, Inc.  
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Information regarding the Pool of Siloam, including annual reports, newsletters, and Form 990s are available for download or by calling 318-631-2212

 

Our Mission

We share the love of Jesus by reaching out to the medically underserved.  Everyone, regardless of income or situation, is entitled to adequate health care. We believe that health is defined as physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. By building Christ-centered relationships, fostering trust and providing necessary tools of awareness, education, excellent medical care and assistance with medications, we can empower persons to take responsibility for their own well-being. Our success can be measured in the life-changing words, "Lord, I believe."


History

      The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry began in 2002 as a joint effort by members of two Shreveport Methodist congregations; Faith United Methodist Church, a predominately African-American church in Cedar Grove and Grace Community Church, a primarily Caucasian congregation on Ellerbe Road.  Our volunteers now represent many denominations, many local congregations, students from Centenary College, LSU-Shreveport, C.E.Byrd High School, Caddo Magnet High, Barksdale Air Force Base, community volunteers and many others.

      The founding board of the Pool recognized that, in spite of the ready availability of state and federally funded health care and social services for selected populations, many people continue to suffer due to lack of medical care.   Some are hindered by extreme poverty, illiteracy, lack of transportation or assistance; others have conditions exacerbated by lack of understanding and improper use of medications and treatments, by failure to recognize warning signs and symptoms or by high-risk behaviors and substance abuse.  State and local hospital and clinic services are physically overburdened and financially strained by frequent clinic visits and hospital readmissions directly related to medical non-compliance secondary to lack of medications or lifestyle.  The board believed that additional local healthcare services were necessary to improve the quality of medical care by providing a mechanism for education and awareness, early recognition by identification of risk factors and screening, providing basic medical care and maximizing utilization of available services and resources. 

      The focus of our ministry, since inception, has been to develop a primary care clinic that meets the health needs of the uninsured and medically underserved residents of our community. We realized from our experience treating indigent patients, that medications and medical supplies would have to be provided free of charge when necessary to insure patient compliance and improved health. After obtaining the funding to meet this need, we were able to open in January 2005. The clinic has grown steadily and at times very quickly. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, our enrollment nearly doubled overnight.  We now have served over 900 patients in our database and approximately 400 are active at this time.  Currently, we enroll 5 to 10 new patients each week. 

 

Office Hours

Office: Monday - Thursday  9am -1pm

All clinics operate by appointment only.

Enrollment is done by appointment only.  Sorry, no walk-in enrollments.

Please call Michelle at 631-2212 during office hours to make an appointment to enroll.

Do I qualify for services at the Pool of Siloam?

For latest news and info please visit our blog at: http://poolofsiloamclinic.blogspot.com/

 
     
   

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