Chrystal Ott, ( MBA, MSHS, Executive Director)
Hill Country Mission for Health is a medical ministry providing primary healthcare for eligible low-income, uninsured, disadvantaged adults residing in Kendall County and surrounding communities through strong non-governmental support.
In 2002, Joyce Clair, had a vision of providing affordable healthcare to the uninsured of our community. Joyce led a group of concerned citizens who with the help and support of many established
Hill Country Mission for Health. Private individuals and an initial grant from the Kronkosky Foundation provided initial funding to purchase our mobile clinic. St. Helena’s Episcopal Church spearheaded fundraising efforts and provided a home for the first 3 years of the Mission at the “old gun shop”, now Jefferson Bank at Main and John’s Road. In 2006 with the support of the local Rotary Clubs and the Rotary a permanent location was built at 122 Commerce to house the Mobile Clinic and provide office space to see patients.
Initially the HCMfH Mobile Clinic traveled to Bandera to help care for patients in their community which lead to the establishment of their own freestanding Alfred Nagle Clinic. In 2006, HCMfH began a relationship with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort where the Mobile clinic still travels every Tuesday to serve the patients in the Comfort area.
Over the years we have been blessed to provide primary medical care for thousands of residents of our community. Through many volunteers we are able to keep our costs low and maximize our resources.
HCMH is supported by major grants from Methodist Ministries, The Baptist Healthcare System, Kronkosky Foundation, The Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation and The Stevens Foundation. Local business and agencies such as The United Way of Kendall County, The GVTC Foundation, Frost Bank, Texas Heritage Bank and RBFCU
To those who would like to learn how to become involved and will support us in the future, we say welcome and thank you.