At Harris Health System, we want to improve healthcare for the homeless, and make it easier for the homeless to access healthcare services.
Our Healthcare for the Homeless Program provides dental care and a variety of preventive and primary healthcare services to homeless individuals through shelter-based clinics and through mobile health and dental units. The program also provides eligibility and registration services through homeless shelter locations in the greater Houston area.
Through a number of strategic partnerships, the Healthcare for the Homeless Program provides on-site mental health and substance abuse counseling.
This program reduces or eliminates barriers to healthcare experienced by homeless individuals, enables healthcare problems to be detected and treated early, decreases emergency center use for primary care needs, increases immunization rates of homeless children, increases tuberculin screening and follow-up, and increases health promotion and prevention education among the homeless in our community.
Healthcare for the Homeless Program services can be accessed through the following shelters:
Adult Rehabilitation Center (The Salvation Army)2118 WashingtonHouston, TX 77007713-869-3551
Harmony House602 GirardHouston, TX 77007713-223-8104
Jackson Hinds Gardens607 Thornton Rd.Houston, TX 77018713-694-4100
Lord of the Streets3401 FanninHouston, TX 77004713-526-0311, ext. 123
Open Door Mission5803 HarrisburgHouston, TX 77011713-921-7520
Sally's House1717 CongressHouston, TX 77002713-223-8889
Salvation Army Family Center1603 McGowenHouston, TX 77004713-650-6530
Star of Hope Cornerstone2575 Reed Rd.Houston, TX 77051832-369-3260
Star of Hope Men's Shelter1811 RuizHouston, TX 77003713-226-5400
In addition to the above listed locations, Harris Health Eligibility services can be accessed through the following homeless shelters:
Compass1212 PrairieHouston, TX 77002713-229-8319
Crossroads3827 Broadway BoulevardHouston, TX 77017713-252-3604
SEARCH2015 Congress Ave.Houston, TX 77002713-739-7752
Thomas Street Health Center2015 Thomas St.Houston, TX 77009713-873-4000
For more information about the Harris Health's Healthcare for the Homeless Program, call 713-634-1050; or fax 713-634-1081.