Your medical home is more than a doctor’s office or a clinic. It is a place where you can go for a variety of services to help keep you healthy.
At Harris Health System, the term medical home describes our network of health centers and school-based clinics where patients have an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who provides patient-centered, coordinated and high-quality care.
At your medical home, you have many people who watch over your care — a doctor, nurses, social workers, dietitians and others who care about your health. They are there for you, to answer your calls and questions, remind you about check-ups and tests, to help keep you healthy so you can enjoy your family, your work, your life.
Your medical home is your starting point for all levels of medical care, with a focus on prevention. But if you need special care from another doctor or hospital, your medical home team will coordinate your care and help you find the right person at the right place.
Our team uses evidence-based clinical guidelines to ensure you are provided with high-quality care. We also provide patient and family educational services and tips and tools to help you manage your care at home.
At your Harris Health medical home, you will find:
- Health screenings and immunizations
- Check-ups and physical exams
- Evidence-based care and help for your medical problems
- Women’s health
- Pregnancy care
- Well-baby and child care
- Diabetes care and education
- Adult weight management
- Dental services
- Foot, ankle and lower leg care
- Mental and behavioral health counseling and services
- Social services
- Stop smoking classes
- Chaplain services
- Medication education
- Self-management support for your health care needs
You can help us provide high-quality care by making sure you tell your care team about your medical history, medications, self-care information and medical care you have obtained outside your medical home.
To schedule an appointment, or to talk to a nurse after hours, call 713-634-1000. You can also email non-urgent questions to your medical home team using MyHealth.