Local Health Care Professionals Join MEHOP

MEHOP announces four local health care professionals will join the Community Health Center in Wharton.     The announcement follows the news of an upcoming medical practice closure in the area. Three of those that will join MEHOP are Pediatricians Henri Ann Nortman, JD MD, Tayyab Pasha, DO and Susan Winchell, MD. “I am happy to… Read More


JOINT STATEMENT ON THE COVID-19 STATUS IN MATAGORDA COUNTY A possible “second wave” of COVID-19 in our community. This joint statement is a collective effort between Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald, Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson, Palacios Mayor Glen Smith, and the senior medical and administrative leaders of Matagorda County’s largest community health organizations. In… Read More

Saving Lives

Thank you to each person who donated blood during our MD Anderson blood drive on June 11! We received amazing support from the community. As many are aware, blood is currently in short supply and MD Anderson was grateful for the life giving donations. Due to the current precautionary requirements of COVID-19 all donors were… Read More

Emergency Funding from Direct Relief

MEHOP Receives Emergency Grant from Direct Relief MEHOP has received a $50,000.00 grant from Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The funding we are receiving will support our services in Matagorda and Wharton counties amid Covid-19, allowing us to purchase equipment and enhance safety measures in our clinics.  … Read More

National Day of Action

Renewing Federal Funding for Community Health Centers Before any of us had heard of COVID-19, Health Centers were advocating for the long-term renewal of their federal grant funding, also known as the Community Health Center Fund. At the end of 2019, Congressional approval was delayed, and we were granted a short-term extension to give lawmakers… Read More

Community Blood Drive

MD Anderson Blood Drive Scheduled for June MEHOP will host a community blood drive for MD Anderson on June 11th from 1pm-6pm at their Women and Children’s Center located at 111 Ave. F in Bay City.  “Blood donations are an essential need in our community, said Sheryl Dickerson, MD Anderson Community Representative. The MD Anderson… Read More


Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our friends and neighbors are struggling due to the effects on businesses during this time. Many have lost income and need assistance with prescription costs, food, medical care and supplies. Donations received will be used to help MEHOP patients… Read More

Clinic Updates

As things begin to open back up around our state and guidelines begin to change, it is important to stay informed. MEHOP is continuously keeping up with these changes and continues to enable healthcare services that ensures access to care and also meets the needs of our patients and the community during this challenging time.… Read More