Access Esperanza Clinics is the largest and oldest family planning agency along the south Texas border. We have provided high quality affordable health services in Hidalgo County for over 50 years and annually serve about 15,000 people. Our mission is to provide education, advocacy, and affordable high-quality health care so women and men in our community can access the sexual and reproductive health services they need.
Members of the First United Methodist Church in Mission, Texas founded our agency in 1964. Their purpose was to improve the quality of life for people with limited incomes by helping women plan and space pregnancies. We continue their legacy of building strong healthy communities with four full-time and two part-time clinics located throughout Hidalgo County. Over 90 percent of our patients meet income guidelines for free or low-cost services, and for many, we are their only healthcare provider.
Our services offer patients opportunities and hope for brighter, healthier futures. Women who are able to prevent unplanned pregnancies have safer birth, are healthier, have healthier children, stay in school longer, and earn more. When pregnancies are planned, the risk of family violence is less, and dads are more likely to be involved in the children’s lives.
Prevention works! When women can access family planning services, the entire community benefits when. Every $1 invested in public family planning programs like ours saves taxpayers over $7 in Medicaid prenatal and birth costs.
Access Esperanza Clinics Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funding comes from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of State Health Services, and the federal Title X family planning program. Private donations and foundations also fund patient services and educational programs.
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