Reducing Barriers to Healthcare for Over a Decade
Hope Clinic, located in Austin, Texas, had humble beginnings in 2010 when a group of providers saw a need for compassionate healthcare access in underserved communities. This small group began seeing patients one by one, often making old-fashioned house calls. As the need continued to grow, the vision and passion grew as well and in 2012 Get Up Project was created, becoming the organizational structure for what is now known as Hope Medical Clinic.
The name Get Up Project is based on a Bible verse from Mark 2:10-11:
So Jesus said to the man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
Experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals as well as non-clinical administrators give hours of their valuable time to care for our patients and are the heart and soul of the facility. As of February 2021, there are three part-time employees who work with the volunteers to keep the clinic running smoothly. Clinic leadership is dedicated to serving those in transitional life situations, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation.
In 2019 we provided over 750 encounters for neighbors needing help with everything from strep throat to diabetes and from hypertension to minor injuries, all at no cost. The clinic is 100% supported by donations and grants. Patients often give $10 toward their care, but are never turned away for inability to donate.
We are always seeking individuals, churches, organizations and grant-makers that would be interested in joining us in this mission. If your group would like to know more, we are happy to have you in for a tour, speak to you in person, or on Zoom. Please use Contact Us if you would like to know more!
THE HOPE TEAM
DR. SCOTT CLITHEROE
GLORIA MCPHERSON, PA
Clinical Director/Founder/Board Member
AMY HERRING, MA
NISHI GOEL, PHARMD
Flu Vaccination Program Lead/Pharmacist
The board members serve as an oversight group establishing goals and vision for the organization.
They provide an expertise in medical, legal and administrative matters.
GLORIA MCPHERSON, PA
Gloria graduated from UTMB’s Physician Assistant program in 1997. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Hope Clinic and also serves as President of the Board. Her passion is patient care.
Dr. Clitheroe received his undergraduate degree from UT Austin and his Medical Degree from the UT Medical School in Houston. He serves on the board and as our Medical Director.
Teresa is a registered Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Radiology Administrator, having over 30 years experience managing in clinical settings. She serves as our Treasurer and has been a part of Hope Clinic since its early years.
Andrew is a CPA who joined the board in December 2019. He works at the University of Texas at Austin. His expertise with financial matters is invaluable to running the nonprofit.
Mr. Carlson joined the Hope Board in 2014. He brings knowledge of the best business practices and planning combined with people development skills. He is the Executive Director at the Well Community Church.
Nancy is a retired LCSW who joined the board in July 2019. For 30 years she worked as a social worker in maternal child health and then in private practice. She serves on the Texas Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee.