Our History

Ribbon Cutting with Dorothy Flores and R

Dr. Barbara Baxter, Founder and Medical Director, envisioned a community clinic where people with limited or no access to healthcare could receive free medical services. The Agape Clinic (The Clinic) opened its doors on August 20, 1983 in a basement closet of the Grace United Methodist Church, providing free healthcare on Saturdays.

In 2000, The Clinic merged with Baylor Community Care, a clinic started by nursing professor Charles Kemp. This partnership allowed The Clinic to expand to two additional days per week. After Hurricane Katrina and the mass evacuations from Louisiana, The Agape Clinic expanded hours to provide care to evacuees.

Charles Kemp.png

At that time, partnerships grew with Dallas County Health, LabCorp, Americares and Direct Relief. These partnerships paved the way for the services provided. In 2005, in partnership with Dr. Carrie Kovarik, The Clinic launched the first specialty clinic providing dermatology services.

In 2010, the Agape Clinic welcomed its first Executive Director. Clinic programs and outreach within the community began to expand. The Clinic grew to include women and LGBTQIA+ health programs.  In 2013, The Agape Clinic partnered with Texas A&M Dental School to provide a

a full-service dental clinic with seven dental suites.

Copy of Add a little bit of body text.pn

38+ years after opening our doors, The Agape Clinic launched a $2.4 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate our current building. In 2015, The Agape Clinic opened its new clinic with 13 medical exam rooms, 7 dental suites, and counseling space; expanding healthcare services to six days per week.

Today, the Agape Clinic provides primarily chronic disease management, dental, and primary/urgent care. Agape is expanding to meet the medical needs of the community and surrounding areas by offering comprehensive women's healthcare, pediatric care, and development assessments, mental health awareness, community health literacy, and dental, ophthalmology, and dermatology services.

From our humble beginnings over 38 years ago, the Agape Clinic has been able to maintain and provide high-quality healthcare services to the underserved populations in North Texas.