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New Clinical Trial in the Houston Area - The Center for Clinical Trial Education (CCTE) has information about clinical trials that are enrolling participants.  Learn more about these trials in the Study Spotlight section.   

Educational Programs - The LFA, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter partners with Disability 101 to make the second Saturday lectures available to the lupus community.  For more information contact the LFA office at 713-529-0126 or go to

Physician Referral List - Houston and Surrounding Cities:  Physician Referral List - Updated October 2018

Assistance Program for Texas Gulf Coast Region lupus patients  -  The Lupus Foundation of America - Texas Gulf Coast Chapter has four to five grants to disperse each year, based on funding.  Contact our office to verify grant availability. Information Cover Letter, Patient Access to Healthcare Application, Medical Release and Verification Form.   La aplicaión está disponible en español. llame a la oficina. 713-529-0126.

Counties Serviced: Angelina, Aransas, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambres, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Robertson, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Waller, Walker, Washington, Wharton, & Willacy.

Texas Gulf Coast Resource Directory - Find local and national resources.  Houston Metropolitan Area, Beaumont, Galveston, Corpus Christi.

Support Groups

Are you interested in joining a support group?  The Lupus Foundation is working on developing support groups in the Houston metro area.  Harris County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Brazoria County.  Let us know which area of town is most convenient for you here.

Free to lupus patients, their families and friends (see list below).  Please contact the facilitator to confirm time and location (subject to change).


Support Group meets every two months, on the second Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m**.
Location: Kingwood Medical Center
22999 Highway 59 North
For more information, contact: Linda Willies: 281-705-0263,
**First time attendees: Always contact Linda for updated meeting time/place, in case monthly meeting has been modified.


Support Group Meets On: 1st. Thursday of the Month, Time: 10am-12pm
Place: Christus Spohn Health Center, Address: 2606 Hospital Blvd 78404     For information contact:  Lucinda Gonzalez, Phone: (361)695-5733, or via email: lucinda_gonzalez2003@yahoo
Family Members Encouraged To Attend


Support Group meets second Tuesday of each month,  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m**.
Location: Valley Baptist Medical Center-The Woodward Conference Center
2101 Pease Street, Harlingen Texas 78550
For more information, contact: Mario Gonzalez @ 956-243-6552 (  or Ruby Gonzalez at 956-465-3143 (ruby.castillo1619@yahoo).
**First time attendees: Always contact Mario or Ruby for updated meeting time/place, in case monthly meeting has been modified

Additional Support Group locations will be announced in May 2017

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