Northwest Assistance Ministries To Host Community Health Services  

HOUSTON—On Wednesday, January 17, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will host a flu shot clinic for adults, along with mobile health units providing medical services for the homeless.

The flu shot clinic, hosted by NAM’s Children’s Clinic, will provide up to 100 flu shots for adults for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The shots, courtesy of Walgreens Pharmacy, will be administered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of NAM’s building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road.

That same day NAM will also host Harris Health System Mobile Health Units in a joint effort with the Health Care for the Homeless Program (HCHP) to reach out to people without housing in the community. The mobile units, which will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the NAM parking lot, provide medical and dental services to the homeless. Services made available through HCHP include general primary care, immunizations, health education, podiatry, HIV/Hepatitis C testing, annual physicals, diabetes and hypertension screening and dental services. NAM clients working with a housing program, including coordinated access, may utilize these on-site services. No appointment is necessary.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 129,000 people through its many programs and services.