HOPE Clinic's mission is to provide quality healthcare without any prejudice to all people of Greater Houston in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.
The Asian American Health Coalition established HOPE Clinic in 2002 as a four-hours-a-month, volunteer-run, non-profit clinic, providing culturally and linguistically competent care for Houston’s under-served, and linguistically isolated Asian communities. Located in Alief, Houston’s most racially diverse neighborhood, HOPE gained recognition after hurricane Katrina, in 2005, when it provided services to 3,000 of the 15,000 Vietnamese evacuees from Louisiana. Today, HOPE Clinic has grown into a full time Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating 3 clinic sites with 150 staff members and providing over 104,000 patients visit a year. HOPE provides health care services to all regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. In particular, HOPE Clinic serves the uninsured, under-insured, those with limited English proficiency, and the low-income. A unique characteristic of HOPE Clinic is its capacity to provide services in 29 different languages, including: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Arabic and Spanish.