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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD partners with Public | Purchase, to provide free Vendor Registration.To Register with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD please click on the link and follow the instructions provided. The Harris Center Vendor Registration 

Current Solicitations

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD regularly issues Solicitations for services, equipment and supplies related to our operations. The following links are provided as resources in the solicitation process. It is the responsibility of the potential vendor/contractor to comply with the submission requirements as outlined in the Solicitation.

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Inpatient Psychiatric Care

THE HARRIS CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH and IDD (formerly known as Mental Health Mental Retardation of Harris County) will be accepting responses to a Request for Application(RFA) for the following service:

The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD (The HARRIS CENTER), through its Jail Diversion Center (Diversion Center) is offering to contract with a pool of private/public inpatient psychiatric facilities to provide inpatient psychiatric care (i.e psychiatric assessment and diagnostic services, physician services, professional nursing services, and monitoring for safety in a restrictive environment) to clients of the Diversion Center Program with a mental illness, serious mental illness (SMI) and/or substance use disorder. The goal is to stabilize clients/patients so they may safely return to community treatment services. Program services will begin effective September 4th, 2018.


Overview of Program:


The Jail Diversion Center (Diversion Center) is a pre arrest alternative to incarceration for individuals with mental illness who have committed non–violent, low level offenses, with INITIAL focus on trespassers. Care Coordinators as well as licensed clinicians will provide assessments, integrated care plans and treatment to assist in an individual’s stabilization. Clients will engage in psychosocial programming, peer support and daily activities. Care Coordinators or licensed clinicians will provide extensive discharge planning to coordinate access to housing, social services and treatment post discharge, utilizing case managers and peer support. The program includes a short term transitional/temporary housing aspect where clients will reside 24/7 for up to 14 days. 


Vendor’s Role:


In addition to the care coordination services described above, if a client is assessed by the HARRIS CENTER staff to require more significant stabilization than what is being offered through our service provision then the client will need to be admitted for a more intensive level of care/appropriate treatment setting. We are seeking a pool of Vendors to provide inpatient mental health treatment, including medical services, nursing services, and social services as well as therapeutic activities, and psychological services ordered by the treating physician.  Please refer to the Vendor Criteria and Requirement lists noted below:

Updated RFA Inpatient Psychiatric Care 

Sample Contract - Psychiatric Inpatient Care - 2018