Christian Science Nurse Service
Zoe Alexander (left) Susie Petersen (center) Kay Taylor (right)
Practitioner C.S. Nurse C.S. Nurse
What does a Christian Science nurse do?
Christian Science nurses provides non-medical physical care for those relying on Christian Science for healing and help maintain a spiritual atmosphere conducive to that healing. The care they provide includes bathing, cleaning and bandaging wounds, nourishment, assistance with mobility, and newborn and new-mother care and support. Some equipment is available for short-term loan, such as canes and walkers. Click HERE to view/print a more detailed scope of services.
Do Christian Science nurses have training?
All Christian Science nurses are trained. Our Journal-listed Visiting Christian Science Nurse, Susie Petersen, trained for three years at High Haven Foundation, Olive Glen Foundation, and Fern Lodge – all Christian Science facilities in California. She has spent over 10-years working as a one-on-one private duty Christian Science nurse.
How can I reach the Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse?
If you are in need of Christian Science nursing services, please call (713) 304-8384. The cell phone number is active 24/7. If unanswered, it is most likely that the nurse is with a client, so please leave a message.
What is required when using a Christian Science nurse?
Someone requesting Christian Science nursing care must be relying exclusively on Christian Science treatment and be working with a Christian Science practitioner. If the client is under 18, a Christian Science practitioner currently listed in The Christian Science Journal is required.
How long does a Christian Science visiting nurse stay?
The length of the visit is flexible when meeting an immediate need, but most calls are not longer than two hours. In emergency situations, overnight care can be provided. If a longer visit is requested and home care is appropriate, the Christian Science nurse may provide contact information for a private-duty Christian Science nurse or aide.
How much does the Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service charge?
In keeping with cherishing Christian Science, the fee is $50 per hour plus mileage, effective November 1, 2018. Donations from clients and other individuals are greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a donation to the nursing service, please send it to:
Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service
1834 Columbia St
Houston, TX 77008-4348
To donate online, please click on the PayPal link below.
What if I can’t pay?
No one in need of nursing care, who is relying on Christian Science and working with a practitioner, will ever be turned away. Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service, Inc. is identified on the The National Fund for Christian Science Nursing [NFCSN.org]. The NFCSN provides grants to reimburse Christian Science nursing care and Christian Science practitioner treatments. Clients may apply directly to the NFCSN.org for assistance on invoices provided by the Visiting Christian Science Nurse. Under no circumstances will anyone be denied nursing care, provided they are relying upon Christian Science for healing.
What if I’ve never called a Christian Science nurse before and am unsure?
A friendly visit just to meet our Christian Science nurse and learn about the service might be a good idea. All your and your family’s questions can be answered at this time. Your branch church could also host a short informational session with the Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service, which is a great way to share information.
Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service Newsletters:
December 2017 Newsletter
June 2016 Newsletter
For more information about Christian Science nursing and care services, please click on the links below.
- National Christian Science Care Database
- Christian Science Nursing Care Endowment Fund
- Clearway Foundation
- The Principle Foundation