Department of Family and Community Medicine

Community-based Contracts


In addition to the Family and Community Medicine private practice and Community Health Program, the department also partners with organizations focused on providing care to those most in need. We are proud of our affiliation with these and other organizations. 

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(HHH) was designated a 501(c)(3) in 2001 with the mission of promoting health, hope, and dignity for Houston's homeless through accessible and comprehensive care. What began as a two-room clinic with an adjacent dental chair has grown into three integrated primary care clinics, a three operatory dental clinic, jail and hospital inreach programs, a street medicine program, stabilization services within Permanent Supportive Housing, and a first-of-its-kind transportation project. 

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The Houston Recovery Center provides compassionate care to underserved individuals affected by substance use through early intervention and community care coordination to help them achieve lifelong recovery. We provide a safe environment that serves an immediate need for individuals under the influence. As an alternative to jail and emergency room admissions, our sobering center is an appropriate destination to screen for and manage substance use disorders that present a public safety and health hazard.  

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Santa Maria Hostel is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance use treatment center and one of a very few to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress towards achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning, and economic stability that supports a drug- and violence-free lifestyle. 

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HHS Healthcare for the Homeless

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HHS Healthcare for the Homeless, through shelter-based clinics and mobile units, provides primary medical care, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and various support services to persons experiencing homelessness. The program also provides eligibility and registration services through shelter-based clinics and other homeless service locations in greater Houston. 

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San José Clinic, the original safety-net clinic in Houston, has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families who struggle the most with accessing care in the Greater Houston and Fort Bend areas. More than ninety years after its founding, San José proudly upholds the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide healthcare, including primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory, and pharmacy services, for those who most need a health home.