The clinic is slated to open its doors next year. Nearing its final
stages, the project will bring crucial services to an underserved area.
With a revolutionary idea of providing free dental services to
full-time Laredo College students once a year, and with LC covering the costs
for the annual visit, medical services will also be available to qualifying
Additionally, Laredo College students in health sciences programs will
greatly benefit because they will have a clinic on campus where they can
complete their clinical rotations.
South Campus Dean Carolyn Schmies stated that it was great to see
students benefit from this collaboration.
“Our students are our most prized treasures,” she said. “We love
and value them. We want them to succeed.”
The clinic is already registering new patients. Medical, dental,
women’s and behavioral services will be offered. With very affordable prices
for medical services, Gateway has discounted fees and special rates available
depending on the patients’ eligibility.
The community is invited to visit our campuses to sign up. Those
interested can register at the Ft. McIntosh Campus every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. and at the South Campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1
Gateway Community Health Center accepts all clients regardless of
their insurance status or ability to pay. To register for services, the person must
provide a current photo identification and insurance card, if applicable.
For registration inquiries, the public may call (956) 523-3619.