The Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) established HOPE Clinic in 2002 as a four-hours-a-month, volunteer-run, non-profit clinic, providing culturally and linguistically competent care for Houston’s underserved and linguistically isolated Asian communities.
Located in the Alief Neighborhood, Houston’s most racially diverse neighborhood, HOPE gained recognition after hurricane Katrina, in 2005, when it provided services to 3,000 of the 15,000 Vietnamese evacuees from Louisiana. Today HOPE Clinic has grown into a full time Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing over 13,000 patient visits a year.
HOPE Provides health care services to all regardless of the patient’ ability to pay. In particular, HOPE Clinic serves the uninsured, underinsured, those with limited English proficiency, and the low-income. A unique characteristic of HOPE Clinic is its capacity to provide services in 14 different languages, including: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Arabic, and Spanish.
To provide quality healthcare without any prejudice to all people of Greater Houston in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.
A healthy community with quality, affordable healthcare for all.
- Integrity: We exert professional and personal integrity in all that we do.
- Commitment: We are committed 100% to closing healthcare gaps in the community.
- Compassion: We value caring and respect of all individuals, especially the underserved.
- Community: We are focused on “community” and value community service.
- Excellence: Our services are progressive — effective, comprehensive and of highest quality.
- Fiscal Soundness: Our operations are efficient, our services affordable, and we maximize all resources.
- Collaboration: We value external and internal teamwork, realizing that together, we all achieve more.
- Cultural Competence: We strive to understand and adequately serve all patients, regardless of custom, culture or language spoken.