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Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ through Medical Ministry
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."
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.
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
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: 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.
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