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We are pleased to announce the expansion of The Harris Center's Primary Care Services, in close partnership with The University of Houston's College of Medicine. This service is designed to help clients reach health-related goals, provide access to health coaching, offer healthcare screenings, transportation to and from your scheduled healthcare visits and so much more.
The Harris Center’s Primary Care Services provides complete care ranging from disease prevention to management of complex and chronic conditions, and are dedicated to meeting the highest standards for health care delivery. The whole-person approach will help clients achieve positive outcomes in both their physical and mental health.
Individuals interested in receiving services may contact the Primary Care Assistance Line at 713-970-3037 or e-mail CollaborativeCare@TheHarrisCenter.org.
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Asra Waliuddin, M.D. completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She was a previous resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and the Aldine Clinic in Houston, Texas. She is accredited by the American Association of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Rejimol Abraham, M.S.N., R.N., AGNP-C earned her Bachelor's of Nursing degree from American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado, and her Master of Nursing degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Prior to this role, she served as the advanced practice registered nurse at the Brenham State Supported Living Center in Brenham, Texas.
Bich-May Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP focuses on helping patients get the care they need with special interests in women’s health, public health, and health policy. She completed a medical editing fellowship with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine that culminated in organizing a special issue of the Family Medicine journal focused on anti-racism curricula and practices to increase diversity.
LeChauncy D. Woodard, M.D., M.P.H. is nationally recognized for her extensive research aimed at understanding and medically serving ethnically diverse patients and the socioeconomic factors that influence health outcomes. She completed her internal medicine residency and primary care research at Baylor College of Medicine and earned a master’s of public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health.
Camille M. Leugers, M.D. has focused on care of underserved Texans in a variety of settings. Leugers earned a bachelor’s in psychology at Macalester College and her medical degree from The University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She completed her family medicine residency at University of Rochester – Highland Hospital.
Brian C. Reed, M.D. is a practicing family physician and chair of the clinical sciences department at the University of Houston College of Medicine. Prior to joining UH College of Medicine, he served as division director of Disease Control and Clinical Prevention at Harris County Public Health (HCPH). At HCPH, he served as one of the lead physicians at the NRG Stadium Hurricane Harvey shelter.
Frene' Lacour-Chestnut, M.D. is a primary care physician and a clinician educator with a focus in internal medicine and pediatrics passionate about providing primary care to underserved, urban communities. LaCour-Chestnut earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and then attended Baylor Medical College for her medical school and a residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics.
David S. Buck, M.D., M.P.H. is associate dean of Community Health at the University of Houston College of Medicine. In 1984, he began working with the Houston’s underserved, developing medical and dental clinics for the indigent population, after working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. In 1999, he founded Healthcare for the Homeless—Houston.
Bhavna Lall, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A. is an internal medicine physician with a diverse background in global public health, medicine, and public administration. Previously, she has worked as primary care physician at Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospital and as an internal medicine hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2021 -- The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is proud to announce the recognition of Wayne Young, chief executive officer, as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
HOUSTON – Feb. 11, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD approved today a significant step to move forward with the implementation of an Electronic Health Record system (EHR) that will bring improved health outcomes for those with serious mental illness in Harris County. The Harris Center is working with Harris Health System to implement a tailored to fit EHR to support the center’s complex health care operations.
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD received $836,243 from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program to enhance its telehealth service infrastructure. The FCC received funding for this program through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. The FCC funds will enable The Harris Center to further expand access to behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services for Harris County residents via telehealth platforms.
The Harris Center has partnered with Optum Integrated Behavioral Health Home to bring clients personalized care services. This cost-free service is designed to help clients reach health-related goals, providing access to health coaching, healthcare screenings, transportation to and from your scheduled healthcare visits and so much more. Our whole-person approach will help clients achieve positive outcomes in both their physical and mental health.
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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high quality, efficient, and cost effective services so that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay based on a sliding scale rate schedule.
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