Behavioral Health Services
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What Makes Us Different

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective services so that persons with behavioral health needs may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community. We do not deny services based on a patient’s inability to pay for any reason, including race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Discounts are available based on family size and income, and a sliding scale rate schedule is available. We have created a continuum of care to support those with behavioral health and IDD needs. This continuum lays a strong foundation for transforming lives from screening and assessment to treatment and case management.

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For questions about our services, scheduling appointments, and more, contact 
The Harris Center Patient Access Line.


Our Services

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Adult Behavioral Health Services

Serious behavioral illness affects approximately 145,000 adults in Harris County. If you are one of these people, you may feel frustrated, scared, angry, or many other emotions. Professional treatment can help you cope with your condition, and you should seek treatment. The Harris Center provides adult behavioral health outpatient services and eligibility assessments at four clinics. Eligibility for these services is low or no cost, assessed during the initial visit. Adult services provided include medication management, counseling and therapy, employment support, housing-related skills training, peer advocacy, and psychosocial rehabilitative services.

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Children's Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral illness can affect people of any age, including children. It can make life at school, home and in the community difficult for your child, but it can also challenge you as a parent. It’s important for you to know that The Harris Center is here to help you. We have numerous children’s programs and services that serve children with serious emotional disturbance and provide early intervention services. Click here to find the most appropriate location for you and your family.

  • Walk-in Eligibility Center
  • Southwest Community Service Center
  • Southeast Community Service 
  • Airline children and Adolescent Services/YES Waiver 
  • Co-Location School Based Programs
  • Choices 
  • Community Based Stabilization Unit 
  • Juvenile Justice Alternative Education (JJAEP)

Services may also be provided in your child’s home and school and through our co-location clinics.

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Housing and Homelessness

The Harris Center provides a wide array of housing services including homeless outreach, rehabilitative support, placement assistance, permanent supportive housing and crisis support for adults who are behaviorally ill. The Harris Center also provides outreach services through the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program.