New Medical Clinic

Residential Program Director Tina Pelts (seated) plays with some of the children attending the opening of the medical clinic with their mothers.

March 1 marked the opening of a community medical clinic at DOORWAYS’ Family Residential Program. The clinic will be open to serve residents two days per week with services provided by nurses enrolled in the University of Missouri Saint Louis (UMSL) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

One of the residents attending the grand opening celebration expressed her excitement about the service. “With two young children and one on the way, it is great to have medical assistance right here in our housing complex. It will be nice to get their advice when one of us is sick, and I don’t know whether I should take them to the doctor or even the hospital.”  Nursing staff agreed, and noted they were also here to provide maternity care, as well as assistance with other chronic health conditions.

This medical clinic is part of an effort to increase health services for residents in DOORWAYS’ seven housing complexes located throughout the City of St. Louis.  DOORWAYS provides housing for individuals or families who are homeless, or those imminently at risk of homelessness, and affected by HIV/AIDS. Thus, managing personal health and treatment plans is critical for residents as they work towards stabilizing their lives and the well-being of their family.

Donations to the medical clinic are welcome. For a full list, contact the Residential Program Director Tina Pelts at 314-328-2720 or

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