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Carla* came to The Harris Center's Peer Re-entry Program in 2019 while she was at the Harris County Jail. She struggled with substance use and felt overwhelmed not knowing how to begin her journey to recovery. She was eager and willing to make the necessary changes, but needed help.
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.
During COVID-19, our team adapted quickly to deliver services in the safest way possible for everyone. A spirit of flexibility has been essential.
The Harris Center is working with Harris Health to implement this best-in-class EHR system to support the center’s complex healthcare operations. Epic is a powerful tool that will allow us to connect our clients to their care team and foster a deeper integration among care providers to share information and improve outcomes.
Our Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation (CORE) partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) was recognized with the "Innovation at Work" Award by National Council for Mental Wellbeing for using the latest technology to deliver patient care on the streets of Houston. In collaboration with our HCSO partners, we use this technology to connect mental health clinicians with law enforcement first responders at the time of 9-1-1 dispatch.
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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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