Texas Chiropractic College and El Centro de Corazón teamed up to provide chiropractic care for El Centro’s Eastwood Clinic patients, entering into a formal agreement in August 2011.
The mission of TCC is to provide qualified students a patient-centered educational program leading to the doctor of chiropractic degree; and the mission of El Centro de Corazón is to promote the individual, community, and social health of the East End and the greater Houston area. Through this new partnership, a licensed chiropractor from TCC’s Department of Clinics, working closely with TCC clinic students in their final year of the DC program, will provide chiropractic care, at no charge, to eligible people served by El Centro’s Eastwood Clinic.
Interns began seeing patients in October 2011 at the Eastwood Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-5 p.m. These hours may be expanded in the future depending on the need. It is anticipated that the chiropractic clinic will be able to serve between 30-60 patients per week.
"One of the exciting things about this relationship between El Centro de Corazón and Texas Chiropractic College is that it allows us together as a team to offer services to a community that otherwise would not be able to access these services. Due to the economy, our patients, many who lack insurance, struggle to pay for their health care visits. This added service will improve their health and will provide access to ancillary care that has been hard to obtain. We are grateful to the College to be able to have this opportunity for our community." -- Mary Jo May, Founder/CEO, El Centro de Corazón