Harris Health System, in partnership with local school districts, offers quality healthcare to children and adolescents in their neighborhoods through a network of school-based clinics. The clinics provide early detection of illness and appropriate healthcare intervention as well as education on a variety of children's health issues.
At any of Harris Health's school-based clinics, children and adolescents may receive regular physical exams, primary care, Texas Health Steps screenings, sports physicals, developmental assessments, vision and hearing tests, immunizations, lead and anemia screening, health education, treatment of minor and acute illnesses, chronic disease management and, in two of the school-based clinics, behavioral health.
Care is provided by pediatric nurse practitioners, registered and licensed nursing and support staff. Physician faculty with Baylor College of Medicine provide medical supervision for the program.