Wesley nurse and counselor

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Their mission 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. Learn more at www.mhm.org.

  • Irelia rios - wesley nurse

    We are fortunate to have Irelia Rios onsite at FUMC Harlingen. A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse that uses a holistic approach - mind, body, and spirit - to help the community in many ways, such as free services that encourage a healthy lifestyle to all members of the community. 

    Programs and Services Include:

    • Health education
    • Individualized diabetes education
    • Diabetic supplies
    • Referral assistance
    • Facilitation of resources
    • Exercise classes

    Please call to schedule an appointment. Kindly leave a voicemail message if she doesn't answer as she may be in a session; however, she will return your call once available.

    Phone: 956-423-0540 ext. 140

    Email: Irios@mhm.org

  • Pedro Guitierrez - counselor

    We are fortunate to have Pedro onsite at FUMC Harlingen. Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Counseling Services are designed to help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health service benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way. 

    How it works

    Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors and social workers in local churches and community sites (such as our FUMC Harlingen site with Ruthanne). A first meeting is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow-up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay. 


    Each session is private. What is talked about is between the counselor and the client.

    Please call to schedule an appointment. Kindly leave a voicemail if he doesn't answer as he may be in a session; however, he will return your call once available. 

    Phone: 956-465-9978

    To find additional counselors in your community, visit: www.mhm.org.