About Northwest Health Center
The Northwest Health Center is a full-service community health center providing quality healthcare to meet the medical needs of Harris County residents living near the center’s north Houston area. Our dedicated clinical and academic faculty are skilled at caring for all ages – from newborns and teenagers, to the elderly.
With a Family Practice Center, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services, and on-site ancillary services, Northwest Health Center provides comprehensive care of our patients. Specialists in podiatry, early intervention HIV infection, women’s health and ophthalmology are available. Recently Baylor College of Medicine faculty assist patients with mental health and behavioral counseling for individuals and for families.
Northwest also provides:
- Nutritional counseling
- Prenatal care and classes for pregnant women
- Social services
Our Procedure Clinic at Northwest allows patients access to procedures in:
- Dermatological surgery
- Podiatric surgery
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Northwest Health Center provides care with over 50,000 unique visits annually. We strive to meet the healthcare needs of our local homeless population with preventive and primary care services provided through the Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Many of the clinic’s physicians also provide inpatient care at Ben Taub Hospital for general adult medicine and obstetrical patients. Internationally, our doctors participate in the Houston Shoulder-to-Shoulder experience in Honduras.
Patients receive leading edge care as Northwest serves as one of two training facilities for Family Medicine residents through the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Our clinic also hosts Baylor College of Medicine medical students beginning in their first year (via the Patient, Physician, and Society course) through their third- and fourth-year clerkships. Working together, the physicians, trainees, and patients stand at the forefront of medical training.