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What Makes Us Different

Behavioral illness such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders can be debilitating for individuals and their loved ones. At The Harris Center, we have an inherent passion for helping our clients live to their fullest potential. This is why we work with individuals and their families to create service plans that are specially designed to meet the needs of each person. Behavioral health services are provided in a variety of settings. This includes our outpatient clinics, schools, and jail, with law enforcement in the field, healthcare settings, and remote–telephone and telehealth. These team-based services are driven by a robust service plan that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of each person based on diagnosis, symptoms, and level of functioning.

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Our Services

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Behavioral Health Services

Provided at outpatient clinics throughout Harris County, treatment teams create service plans that are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each person based on diagnoses, symptoms and functioning levels. The Harris Center provides mental health services and eligibility assessments at a variety of locations throughout Harris County. These services are available to children, adolescents and adults. Often substance use is also a concern. The Harris Center provide services and case management to address this, as well.

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Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

From respite care to Home and Community-based Services to day habilitation and drop-in programs, The Harris Center assists thousands each year by coordinating caring, compassionate support for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. In addition, clinicians and case managers have developed extensive community partnerships that benefit individuals with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other conditions. The Harris Center also coordinates care for those with a dual diagnosis of a behavioral illness and an intellectual or developmental disability.

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Crisis Services

Our teams of highly-trained behavioral health professionals work in various clinical and community settings with individuals experiencing a behavioral health crises. By providing accessible, prompt, high-quality assessments, and effective stabilization and treatment, we ensure de-escalation of the current crisis to restore functioning in the least restrictive environment. The need for behavioral health and developmental disability services is huge–and no organization can provide for the entire Harris County community independently. It takes a collaboration among many individuals, providers, and advocacy groups to ensure the provision of services and support for those with a behavioral illness or an intellectual & developmental disability.

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Justice System Services

The Harris Center provides effective assessment and treatment in the community and in supervised settings for clients who are involved in the criminal justice system. Our Forensic Services team provides services to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults with criminal justice involvement. This is accomplished by focusing on the effective assessment, treatment and management of our consumers’ mental health needs both in the community and secure settings. The Harris Center provides mental health services to inmates in the Harris County Jail. In addition, The Harris Center works in partnership with local and state criminal justice agencies to provide services to those individuals who are on probation or parole and in need of mental health treatment.


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Community Engagement

As the largest public behavioral health authority in the State of Texas, The Harris Center is proud to have over 2,600 team members who are subject matter experts in issues specific to adult, adolescent, and children’s behavioral health, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, behavioral health care for justice-involved persons, and resources and services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Healthcare Services: OneHealth Wellness

OneHealth Wellness Clinic is The Harris Center’s healthcare services offering. At a OneHealth Wellness Clinic, people can come to our primary care service locations and get treated for their whole health needs; therefore, we prioritize each one individually to receive the best health care. By offering comprehensive services, those we serve can develop the necessary relationships with their healthcare providers to improve health and wellbeing.