Chevron Phillips Chemical helps Pasadena Health Center with disaster relief donation
10/04/2017 01:00 PM
Chevron Phillips Chemical donated $5,000 to the Pasadena Health Center this week to provide disaster relief assistance to the clinic as it continues to offer post-Hurricane Harvey medical care to the community.

Since flood waters receded, the Pasadena Health Center has been offering free TdaP shots to the community. This is a vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), which people are often exposed to during and after floods.

The Pasadena Health Center has also been offering medical and dental care to people affected by the storm. Clinic workers visited area shelters and provided transportation to people who needed to see a doctor. Typically, the Pasadena Health Center only picks-up patients within a 15-mile radius, but because the need for medical care was so great after Hurricane Harvey they extended their services to La Marque, Baytown, and as far away as Rockport.

“We are not turning anyone away,” said John Sweitzer, CEO of Pasadena Health Center. “We are so happy to be working with Chevron Phillips on our efforts. This donation will help us continue to provide much-needed health services to the community.”

Located at 908 Southmore Ave., the Pasadena Health Center is a non-profit organization that serviced close to 5,000 patients last year with up to 90% of those patients at or below the federal poverty rate.

This donation was made possible by Chevron Phillips Chemical’s $1 million commitment towards Harvey disaster relief in the greater Houston area and surrounding communities.
Heather Betancourth
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