Mission East Dallas has a VISION of, “All people will have access to high quality, top tier primary and preventive services” and that Mission East Dallas will be, “A dependable, outcomes-focused and mission-driven organization.”
Mission East Dallas has a daily MISSION of, “Showing mercy by creating access to quality and compassionate care so that individuals and families can live healthier.”
• In 2000 a community health needs assessment reveled that within a five mile radius of the intersection of Oates and La Prada Drive, approximately 50,000 people were without health insurance
• In October of 2000, a group of concerned and committed community members in East Dallas and the leadership and congregations of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, Lakeside Baptist Church, St. Pius X Catholic Church and Casa View Baptist Church began a concerted effort of how to help the individuals and families of East Dallas.
• 2001 was the year that Mission East Dallas became a registered not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization.
• In Mid-In 2001, through the donations of property, equipment and supplies, volunteers organized to rebuild an abandoned Nazarene Education Building, transforming it into a medical and dental clinic
• On January 8, 2002, MED opened the Medical Clinic and saw 4 patients. Health care services were provided to children and adults.
• In April of 2002, MED expanded space to include the sanctuary of the Nazarene Church. The sanctuary allowed for expanded social work services, spiritual counseling, after school programs and tutoring for children
• MED opened the Dental Clinic on May 31, 2002. Services were comprehensive in nature: fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery on site and in the community, partials and full dentures, hygienists for cleanings and patient education.
• MED partnered with Project Access Dallas and became a beta site for launching this county wide program to meet the needs of the underserved population.
• From January 2002 to October 2008, the delivery of care was built and sustained by a part-time medical and dental staff of volunteers
• In 2008, the Board of Directors and Senior Management of Mission East Dallas developed a strategy to transition from a part-time volunteer clinic to a full-time and fully-staffed medical and dental practice
• From 2008 to the present, Mission East Dallas serves as a full-time (40-hour a week) medical and dental home for individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status
• MED accepts most insurances and offers a sliding fee scale and payment options for individuals who may have a difficult time affording care
• MED has three Certified Application Counselors (CAC) to assist people with Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment via the Health Care Market Place (HCMP)
• MED has a compliment of physicians, nurse practitioners and dentists to provide care and a bilingual staff to make accessing care easier and friendlier
• MED defines health broadly and therefore MED addresses medical, dental, behavioral, social and spiritual needs of our patients
• Through the support of key collaborative partners, MED is able to provide some level of access to specialists
• MED is expanding services to include pediatrics, obstetrics and pharmacy
• MED is finalizing plans for a larger facility to serve the nearly 2,000 patient on-file
• Mercy, kindness and hope are the core values of MED – less