About the UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center

Mission

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center (NCWC) provides preventative healthcare to low income families of the eastside of San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our focus is on positively impacting the future health of children and adults for the betterment of all. The Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center believes that every individual deserves to be healthy. As representatives of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we continue their ministry of caring for the poor and underrepresented while educating compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare providers.

Vision

The UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center's vision is to positively impact the health of children and adults on the Eastside of San Antonio and the surrounding area through preventative healthcare services that are low cost and accessible.

History

The UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center was established in July 2015 and began seeing patients in October 2015. The NCWC is a nurse-managed center that offers Texas Health Steps well child checkups through Texas Medicaid and Head Start physicals in collaboration with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and Family Services Association of San Antonio. The Center also provides vaccines through the Texas Vaccines for Children and Adult Safety Net Programs. Recently, the NCWC also began offering well women services under the Healthy Texas Women program and through a grant awarded by the CHRISTUS Foundation. The NCWC’s focus is on preventative health for low-income adults and children residing mainly in the Eastside Promise Zone.