To provide free, quality, compassionate healthcare to individuals and families of North Texas dealing with chronic and non-emergency acute illnesses, who have barriers to accessing healthcare, by promoting wellness and providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care in a loving, nurturing environment.
“I constantly pray for more funds and volunteers. Because turning away patients in need is truly the hardest thing we do."
Fran Martin, RN, MSN, OAHC Executive Director
CHRISTIAN HEALTH professionals at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church conceived Open Arms Health clinic to help the many families and individuals in our community with limited access to affordable healthcare. Open Arms Health Clinic opened its doors in November of 2011. Since then, the clinic has relied on a rotating group of volunteers - doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, med techs, counselors, social workers, physical therapists, dermatologists, orthopedic specialists, interpreters, office staff, marketers, etc. – who work hard to give patients compassionate, quality care. Donations and grants supply 100% of our medical supply costs, technology and utilities. We are blessed with what God has provided, but also aware that the need is far greater than our current resources allow.
OUR CLINIC moved in December 2017, thanks to a generous grant from Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. Our new spacious building has now been remodeled to house a functioning modern clinic. We now have room for more patients, more volunteers and additional services. New offerings include onsite patient health education classes, counseling and social work, and monthly specialist services conducted in fully equipped treatment rooms. A computer lab is currently underway.
We invite you to join us - as a donor, a volunteer, or both - in our mission to provide effective, compassionate care to those in need. If you'd like to help support our outreach, why not ask your club, church group or company to sponsor us. Help us open our arms even wider for our neighbors in need.