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Community Medicine

Harris Health System was one of the nation’s first healthcare systems to embrace the concept of neighborhood primary care, otherwise referred to as a medical home.

As a fully integrated healthcare system offering primary, secondary and acute care to patients, Harris Health provides residents with a primary care medical home in their neighborhood, with access to higher levels of care when needed. Harris Health offers residents of Harris County primary care through a coordinated network of:

Each year, Harris Health offers patients access to medical homes in their communities staffed with first-class physicians from Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

At your Harris Health medical home, you will find:

  • ​Health screenings and immunizations
  • Check-ups and physical exams
  • Care and help for your medical problems
  • Women’s health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Well-baby and pediatric care
  • Diabetes care and education
  • Adult weight management
  • Dental services
  • Foot, ankle and lower leg care
  • Mental and behavioral health counseling
  • Social services
  • Stop smoking classes
  • Chaplain services
  • Medication education​