Wesley Nurse & Community Counselor

Wesley Nurse Ministry

The Wesley Nurse program spans 80 sites throughout South Texas and is Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.’s largest geographic outreach program.

The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body, and spirit holistic approach.  A key component Wesley Nurses undertake in their communities is providing health education, health promotion, and facilitation of resources. We assist individuals and communities in achieving improved health and wellness through self-empowerment and access to healthcare resource information.

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a particular set of denominational beliefs.  All Wesley Nurse programs are FREE, and all members of the community are welcome. Programs are offered to groups or on an individual basis.

MHM’s Wesley Nurses may offer the following programs:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Charity Referrals
  • Diabetes Education & Supplies
  • Exercise Classes
  • Food Pantry Assistance
  • Glucose Screenings
  • Nutrition & Weight Management Education
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Referral Assistance
  • Support Groups

Wesley Nurse services do not include dispensing or administering medication; diagnosing or treating medical problems; or recommending medical treatments or medicines.

Our Local Wesley Nurse is Lindsey Floyd, RN.  She offices out of here (First UMC Edna, 216 W. Main St., Edna).  Her regular office hours are Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm, (Summer : June – August is Monday – Thursday.)    361-333-5516,   361-782-2413 or LFloyd@mhm.org .

There are Wesley Nurses in 80 sites across South Texas.  To find a Wesley Nurse in your community, call toll free (800) 489-8863 or visit www.mhm.org .  For more info: http://www.mhm.org/services/wesley-nurse .

Community Counselor

Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way.  Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family counselors in local churches, clinics, and community centers across the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and the Coastal Bend.  Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.  This service is FREE, by appointment scheduled in advance.

Our Local Community Counselor:  

Stephanie Espinosa is a Afro-Latina Clinical Social Worker (counselor) from Panama. Stephanie has been residing in Edna, TX since 2015.  Stephanie has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and various mental health diagnosis. 

Stephanie is taking clients through  Methodist Healthcare Ministries in Port Lavaca, Victoria, Palacios, and Edna.  Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ Community Counseling Services are designed to help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health benefits, are low-income and are unable to afford counseling any other way.  Stephanie is providing counseling services in English and Spanish.

To make an appointment call and leave message at 361-739-3891.

For more info click on the flyer in English and Papel en Español
or visit:  https://www.mhm.org/services/community-counseling/

About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental, and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas.  These services include primary care medical and dental clinics, support services like counseling, case management and social services, family wellness and parenting programs, and church-based community nursing programs.  Learn more about MHM at http://www.mhm.org.

The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas conference area of The United Methodist Church.

MHM also works with similarly focused organizations and state government in developing more socially conscious public policies so that the root of the problems of the underserved is addressed for the long-term.

MHM’s one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas.