Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TOMBALL, TX- October, 2021

Every October, the nation observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease that affects both men and women and is among the most common cancers. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
This month, TOMAGWA is raising awareness of preventative measures and helpful resources that may help you and your loved ones beat the odds. #breastcancerawarenessmonth

Culturally competent care for the Latin community: Are you doing your part?

TOMBALL, TX- October, 2021

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month. In its honor, Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH, discusses disparities in oral health care for the Latin community and how culturally competent care and education are the keys to change.


August Newsletter

TOMBALL, TX- August, 2021

TOMAGWA Presents 2020 Community Needs Assessment, 2021 Golf Tournament is here!


TOMAGWA presents the 6th Annual Health & Wellness Expo

Tomball, TX, 2021- KICK-START FALL with TOMAGWA at the 6th Annual Tomball Night Health & Wellness Expo! Join us for a unique and interactive evening of fun focused on keeping families healthy and active. Presented by HCA Houston Healthcare and the Greater Tomball Area Health & Wellness Alliance, our goal is to increase awareness about the resources available in our community that promote healthy family lifestyles.

Tomball Night:
Fri. August 6, 2021
5:00-8:00 pm
Tomball Community Center
221 Market Street, Tomball, TX

TOMAGWA is making a great impact in the community

Tomball/Magnolia, TX, 2021- TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries announced in late July walk-in and same-day appointments are now available at its Magnolia clinic. The nonprofit organization previously announced the launch of dental services at the Magnolia clinic in May, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.



Waller, TX- 2021


Affordable dental care for the whole family! Located at St. Johns Lutherans Church
1613 Key St. Waller, TX 77484

To become a patient:


OR CALL 832-559-5230


Magnolia, TX- 2021

Appointments available on a first come first serve basis Mondays & Tuesdays 8am-4pm

CALL 281-357-0747 or visit our office to make an appointment. 

Located at Magnolia Landmark Building

18230 Farm Market Road 1488, #230

Magnolia, TX 77354

June Newsletter

Tomball, TX- June, 2021


TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries honors heroes with Nurses Week Celebration

Tomball, TX- May, 2021


April Newsletter

Tomball, TX-  April, 2021

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TOMBALL, TX - TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries today announced Tamra Grotte, the center's long-time lead nurse practitioner, has resigned and will be transitioning to a new position closer to her children, grandchildren, and now new great-grandchild in Minnesota, effective April 1st, 2021. Tania Celia, FNP, a Texas Women's University professor and long-time volunteer, has been hired to lead nurse practitioner care at the Tomball center and will be working alongside Hannah Moffitt, FNP and quality assurance nurse, who runs TOMAGWA's Magnolia clinic to ensure there is no lapse in services.

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TOMAGWA's March Newsletter

'To know Rob was to love Rob': Tomball remembers City Manager Rob Hauck

Tomball/Magnolia, TX, March 21, 2021 - The Tomball community gathered the week of March 15 to honor the late City Manager Rob Hauck, who died March 13 in a single-vehicle crash in Waller County, according to an obituary release from the Tomball Police Department. A memorial service was held at the Tomball ISD stadium March 19.

“As we all know, to know Rob was to love Rob,” Mayor Gretchen Fagan said in her memorial address. “From the minute you met him, there was a connection. You suddenly felt that you had a close friend. He made us all feel special, appreciated and cared for. You knew you could call him day or night, and he would be there for you. ... Tomball is a better place because of Rob.”

Read the full story here.

Tomball City Manager Robert Hauck, longtime community leader, dies in crash

Tomball/Magnolia, TX, March 14, 2021 - Flags in the city of Tomball were lowered to half-staff this weekend in honor of late City Manager Robert S. Hauck — a longtime, beloved community leader who passed away in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday.

Read the full story here.

Passing of Tomball City Manager, TOMAGWA Board Member

Tomball, TX, March 14, 2021 - Dear TOMAGWA Supporters, 
It is with tremendous sorrow that we received news of the passing of Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck, yesterday. His death is felt by so many, as his impact on the community of Tomball was like a stone cast across waters.   

Read the statement here.

TOMAGWA's January and February 2021 Newsletter

Sheri Hamm and the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF) Support the Start of the New Food Pharmacy at TOMAGWA

Sheri Hamm was introduced to TOMAGWA through the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF) in 1998. TOMAGWA was starting an immunization pilot program, addressing the growing need for access to affordable vaccines. It quickly became clear that volunteers would be needed and TOMAGWA knew CWJF could spearhead the immense project. As a new and promising member, CWJF asked Sheri to support TOMAGWA staff in developing and chairing the pilot TOMAGWA immunization program.

Read the full story here.

Letter from the CEO

As we move into the new year, I can’t help but to reflect on how TOMAGWA’s staff, volunteers and donors, people with compassionate hearts, like you, have worked together through the additional challenges of COVID-19 to provide our neighbors in need the love and support of a community-based, safety-net clinic. TOMAGWA has and continues to work hard daily to not only protect the lives of its patients but the entire community. 

Thanks to hard work, dedication, and the support of our many donors and collaborative partners, TOMAGWA’s staff was not only able to quickly pivot in response to the sudden growth in healthcare needs, but as the demands continued to grow exponentially, we had the stamina to thrust into full pirouettes over and over again. Because of our focus on God, TOMAGWA remains strong in service and faith and continues to bless thousands of families in need. We continue to stand proud of our unwavering mission of being the “hands and feet of Jesus,” celebrating His life daily and thanking God for choosing us to carry out this great calling of healthcare. 

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TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries looks to federal designation for sustainability

Tomball, Magnolia, Waller, November 20, 2020 - TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries —founded more than 30 years ago to serve uninsured residents in the Tomball, Magnolia and Waller areas—has grappled with treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, as all health care organizations have.

But unlike some other providers, TOMAGWA has not had access to the same resources because it is not a federally qualified health center, CEO Timika Simmons said. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act has awarded $1.3 billion to health centers nationwide, including $1.8 million to nearby Conroe-based Lone Star Family Health Center, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Read the full story here.

TOMAGWA Tomorrow Campaign seeks community's help to endure the COVID-19 pandemic

Tomball, Magnolia, Waller, September 5, 2020 - TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries is launching a new fundraising campaign to become a Federally Qualified Health Center — a move that could grant the nonprofit access to additional funding as it struggles to keep up with client needs during the pandemic.

TOMAGWA provides affordable health care services to underserved families in the Tomball, Magnolia and Waller communities.

TOMAGWA CEO Timika Simmons said the organization is currently at about a 60 percent loss in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the greatest challenge they’re facing is finding the funds to continue caring for patients and the staffing to do it. Financial contributions and supplies from members have carried them.

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Tomball, Magnolia and Spring,Klein uninsured rate to grow following layoffs; state sees calls for expanding health care coverage

Community Impact - Tomball, Magnolia and Community Impact - Spring, Klein, May 28, 2020 - There are about 100,000 residents without health insurance within TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries’ 600-square-mile service area, CEO Timika Simmons said.

That number is expected to surge as more residents find themselves unemployed as a consequence of the host of layoffs and business closures caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since March 11, unemployment claims peaked for the period spanning March 18-April 18, totaling 6,582 claims in the five Tomball and Magnolia-area ZIP codes, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

“That was before the layoffs, so now the phones are ringing off the hook. We’ve had to streamline our process and move it online to start accommodating the number of people who are now without insurance who live within our service area, and they’re finding out TOMAGWA is their only option,” Simmons said.

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High unemployment rate further exacerbates resources for medically uninsured, complicating COVID-19 containment in Spring, Klein

Community Impact - Spring, Klein, May 18, 2020 - Timika Simmons, the CEO of TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, said there are about 100,000 residents without health insurance in her 600-square-mile service area. That number is expected to surge as more residents find themselves unemployed as a consequence of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, causing a host of layoffs and temporary business closures.

“That was before the layoffs, so now the phones are ringing off the hook,” Simmons said.

TOMAGWA is a safety-net clinic providing care to those ineligible for or unable to access health insurance, Simmons said. The nonprofit’s reach spans 16 ZIP codes throughout portions of Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties, six of which are located in Community Impact Newspaper's Spring and Klein coverage area. The organization serves about 3,000 patients annually.

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