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New Clinical Trial in the Houston Area - The Center for Clinical Trial Education (CCTE) has information about clincial 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: Download our Physician Referral List (updated 10-17-2013)

Assistance Program  -  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 Assistance Application, Medical Release Form.   La aplicaión está disponible en español. llame a la oficina. 713-529-0126.

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

Support Groups

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: 281-360-1110,
**First time attendees: Always contact Linda for updated meeting time/place, in case monthly meeting has been modified.


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: Leticia Ramirez: 956-456-1807,
**First time attendees: Always contact Leticia for updated meeting time/place, in case monthly meeting has been modified

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