Who We Are

Who We Are

In 2002, a team from St. Mark’s United Methodist church set out on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico to provide medical care to the poor at a Mexican dump site. At the conclusion of their service, the team’s successes and collective fulfillment begged the question, “If we can do this in Mexico, why can’t we provide health care with hospitality, dignity and grace in our own backyard?”

Dr. Rob Rhodes, the St. Mark’s team physician, alongside a crowd of medical and non-medical volunteers, opened the first “Clinic with a Heart” clinic night only a year later. That first night in May of 2003, they cared for 19 patients in collaboration with the Lincoln Action Program (now known as Community Action). The movement was well underway. 

Our mission today: A faith-inspired organization, Clinic with a Heart serves the uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare. Our volunteers provide free healthcare with hospitality, dignity and grace. As part of our commitment to our patients we serve as a gateway to other human service agencies helping them in finding an appropriate healthcare home.

Clinic with a Heart now hosts clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is sponsored by eleven mission teams from seven different churches, a temple, two hospitals and one educational institution. With financial and volunteer support, these teams are able to host clinics that provide uninsured and underinsured individuals with medical, dental, vision, hearing, physical therapy, chiropractic, mental health and spiritual care.