What We Do
In Jamaica, cardiovascular diseases account for four of the five leading causes of death and remain one of the greatest challenges to the health of the nation. Diseases such as hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, strokes, and heart disease could be prevented with simple cardiovascular screenings. The distressing thing is that the risk factors are silent killers, and by the time residents start to have symptoms, there would possibly be damaged, so screening is really the only way of knowing. We have identified that a medical cardiovascular screening program with qualified medical staff, lab evaluation, education and medications is a helpful resource to decrease cardiovascular disease. The Joshua Mission knows that our volunteers are the core of what we do, and we appreciate each and every volunteer, donor, supporter, and friends who joins us in doing "one kind act to heal a community".
Hope Is Where the Heart Is - We want to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe a single action of compassion can make a difference in the community.
Our clinic offers medical screenings by licensed healthcare professionals. We see patients in all age groups and all types of diseases. Our clinic model focuses on cardiovascular screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. The clinic supplies screening lab tests for cholesterol, glucose, and A1C. Our providers diagnose, supply a treatment plan, and medications are provided, if needed, as well as healthcare wellness and disease-specific education. Our goal is to continue to supply access to health care to help improve outcomes toward cardiovascular disease prevention in underserved communities.
Our on-site laboratory offers diagnostic testing and analysis for patient samples, including blood, urine, and point-of-care testing. These tests are crucial for patient care as they help diagnose, monitor, and treat various medical conditions.
Our pharmacy, located within our medical clinic, is dedicated to providing exceptional service by dispensing medications to patients.
Consultation with patients is an essential aspect of healthcare, where healthcare professionals offer guidance, information, and support to ensure that patients clearly understand their medical conditions, treatment plans, and options. During counseling sessions, practitioners discuss lifestyle changes, such as dietary habits, exercise routines, smoking cessation, and stress management techniques, that can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The primary purpose of patient consultations is to empower individuals so they can make informed decisions about their health.
Home Health Visits
Our commitment to the community is reflected in our home health visits. These visits are integral to healthcare services by providing individuals with medical and non-medical care in the comfort of their own homes. Our services include medical care, personal care, companionship, assessments and monitoring, healthcare education, medication management, nutrition and diet, and safety assessments.