Healthcare: Medical Genetics

Genetics at Harris Health System

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Genetics Services and Diagnostics at Harris Health System

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Through Harris Health’s partnership with Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Houstonians gain access to unparalleled clinical treatment and counseling and a full range of diagnostic testing from one of the world’s leading genetics departments. Harris Health System patients have access to Baylor’s genetic services at the Adult Genetics Clinic at Smith Clinic and Prenatal Genetics Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital. 

For patients and referring physicians interested in genetics services at the VA Medical Center, please contact the clinics directly using the contact information listed below.

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Adult Genetics Clinic at Smith Clinic

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Patients who are 18 years or older, who have a known diagnosis of genetic disease or need evaluation for genetic diagnosis of adult-onset can be seen at the adult genetics clinic located at the Smith Clinic. The clinic physicians will see patients with conditions such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, neurofibromatosis, familial cancer syndromes such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, as well as, chromosomal conditions such as Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Williams syndrome, etc. Detailed family history is taken along with a regular medical exam which includes an interview as well as a physical exam. Genetic testing is done when appropriate and patients and families are counseled in depth.

  • Clinic Hours: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Scheduling and Referrals

Phone: 713-873-8890
Fax: 713-634-1017

Referrals from within Ben Taub Hospital or affiliated centers should be entered in Harris Health System Epic. 

Referrals from physicians outside Harris Health System should call (713) 873-8890 and request a referral form.

Location
Smith Clinic
2525-A Holly Hall St.
Houston, TX 77054
 

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Prenatal Genetics Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital

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The Ben Taub Hospital Prenatal Genetics Clinic provides genetic counseling to women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Our board-certified genetic counselors can discuss your personal or family medical history concerns, genetic screening/testing results and/or ultrasound results to help you better understand the risks to a current or future pregnancy. They can also discuss genetic screening or testing options that may be available to you.

  • Clinic Hours: By Appointment Only, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

Scheduling and Referrals
Phone: 713-873-3674
Fax: 713-873-2262
Email: bg2@bcm.edu or blanca_guerra2@hchd.tmc.edu

Location
Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Ben Taub Loop
Floor 2, Clinic C
Houston, TX 77030