Services and Programs
TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries is a full-time, comprehensive family practice center serving low-resource, uninsured families, and individuals offering access to early intervention for potentially fatal conditions and proper care for chronic illness and other non-emergency care.
We provide preventive compassionate care in a Christian environment regardless of a person’s age, gender, ethnicity, race, religious affiliation, or ability to pay. TOMAGWA’s clinics are unique because we treat the whole person - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Comprehensive Family Medical Clinics
TOMAGWA's medical clinics, led by Medical Director Dr. Linda Flower, are a medical home to most of its patients providing a wide range of non-emergency medical care. In 2018, our family medicine practitioners met the needs of the community through over 22,500 patient visits.
Practitioners: Patient needs are met by staff, volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and medical assistants along with partnerships with several specialists, diagnostic, acute and post acute facilities, and academic institutions.
Services include but are not limited to: acute and chronic illness, children's wellness, women's wellness, men's wellness, breast cancer screenings, cardiac evaluations, comprehensive Type II diabetes management, respiratory therapy, vision and hearing screenings, lab work and tests, nutrition counseling and specialists referrals.
Tomball Regional Health Foundation Dental Clinic
In 2013, TOMAGWA partnered with the Tomball Regional Health Foundation to open a full service dental clinic. The clinic houses four dental chairs and an x-ray room with the capacity to treat 2,600 patients a year. The Tomball Regional Health Foundations continues to support the clinic providing majority of operational costs.
Practitioners: Service needs are met by a combination of staff and volunteer dentists and hygienists along with partnerships with the University of Texas and Lone Star College Kingwood dental hygiene schools.
Services include: Routine checkups, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, bridges, crowns, dentures, partials as well as sealants on younger patients.
Class D Pharmacy
TOMAGWA's class D pharmacy services are for patients of the medical clinic only. Through support from Dispensary of Hope, the Tomball Health Coalition, and Direct Relief, TOMAGWA is able to complete its mission of being a one stop shop for direct patient care conserving time, energy, transportation costs, and continuity of care to ensure proper and successful treatment of illnesses and stabilization of medical costs.
Practitioners: The TOMAGWA pharmacy is operated by licenses staff pharmacists, pharmacy techs, students, and volunteers.
Services: Same day prescription services along with refills on non-medical visit days for established patients.
In 2017, following Hurricane Harvey, TOMAGWA partnered with Heart to Heart International to open a full lab for TOMAGWA’s patients and assist with initial costs. The lab can return results for patients in 10-20 minutes. For additional lab services not done onsite, TOMAGWA has a partnership with Houston Methodist, and patients can receive results within a week.
Practitioners: Lab service needs are met by a combination of staff medical assistants, volunteers and students from programs at Lone Star College, Sam Houston State University, Chamberlain University, Texas Women’s University and others.
Services: Labs run onsite with results in 10-20 minutes or sent to Houston Methodist with results within a week
Super Hero Smile Day
A child's oral health should not be put at risk due to economic, temporal, cultural, or geographical barriers. In order to minimize these barriers, the Dental Clinic has developed a mobile dental clinic program.
The mobile dental clinic serves the most economically disadvantaged elementary schools, in the area, with support from school administration. Children can expect to receive dental services including: an oral examination, a fluoride varnish application, and oral hygiene education as well as an oral health goody bag. A report card is sent home to the parents and TOMAGWA returns to the school in six months for follow up treatments.
The Super Hero Smile Day dental program at TOMAGWA is designed to continue to promote oral health and prevent cavities in under-served children in its service area. The program targets the problem of preventable tooth decay in young children and fosters a dental home for reliable oral health care.