Baylor College of Medicine Patient Care at Harris Health System

Harris Health System is the public healthcare system providing primary, specialty and hospital care to the residents of Harris County Texas, the third most populous county in the United States with a population of nearly four million people.

Baylor physicians provide care at seven of the 13 community health centers in Harris Health as well as Ben Taub Hospital and Quentin Mease Hospital.

Ben Taub Hospital

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Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub Hospital, the central clinical care facility of the Harris Health System, is contiguous with Baylor College of Medicine in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The Hospital's Chief of Staff and the chiefs of every medical and surgical service are full-time Baylor faculty members.

Baylor physicians manage and care for patients at Ben Taub’s Level I Trauma Center which serves patients from greater Houston needing emergency care. Working with leadership of Harris Health, Baylor physicians have transformed Ben Taub’s emergency room into a state-of-the-art facility, greatly reducing patient wait times and improving patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Baylor physicians at Ben Taub provide a full range of medical services, from outpatient general medicine and pediatric clinics, to the most complicated surgical procedures. Baylor physicians and researchers also conduct research in partnership with the Harris Health, including clinical trials that provide patients at Ben Taub and other Harris Health sites with access to experimental treatments and other resources before they are widely available. 

Thomas Street Health Center

Thomas Street Health Center was the first free-standing HIV/AIDS treatment facility in the country. Located just north of downtown Houston, it is staffed by faculty of both Baylor and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Thomas Street provides centralized, coordinated care for 25 percent of all the patients in Harris County living with HIV – this represents one to two percent of all the HIV cases in the United States.