Free back-to-school health care in Houston

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A program is providing free health services for families with children headed back to school. Foti Kallergis reports (KTRK)

It's one of the best kept secrets: free healthcare for students in dozens of schools in and around the Houston area.

The medical services are provided by Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools program. The program serves about 65,000 uninsured or underinsured students in 70 schools across five districts.

"We can do a lot of screenings before school starts to just make sure that your kid is healthy and ready to be in school," said Teresa Harris, PA, who runs a Memorial Hermann clinic at Sharpstown High School.

The program also offers dental services which are performed in three mobile vans. Dentists in those vans perform fillings, extractions and crowns for free.

"I really appreciate the program," said parent Babatunde Adefule. They've been so good. They don't discriminate. You know, sometimes the language barrier is an issue. When we come here the hospitality is very fine."

Clinic Locations
This is a list of the free student clinics provided by Memorial Hermann. Students who go to any of these schools get free healthcare at the respective clinics marked with ++.

Sharpstown Health Center (Formerly Jane Long) (HISD) - 832-658-5260
++Sharpstown High, 7504 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77074
  • Sharpstown International, 8330 Triola
  • Jane Long Middle, 6501 Bellaire
  • Fondren Middle, 6333 S Braeswood Blvd
  • Las Americas Middle, 6501 Bellaire
  • Sugar Grove Middle, 8405 Bonhomme
  • Welch Middle, 11544 South Gessner
  • Bonham Elementary, 8302 Braes River
  • Neff Elementary, 8301 Carvel
  • Neff Early Learning, 8200 Carvel Lane
  • Sutton Elementary, 7402 Albacore


Burbank Heath Center - 713-742-8151
++Burbank Middle School, 315 Berry Road, Houston, Texas 77022
  • Sam Houston High School, 9400 Irving
  • Herrera Elementary, 525 Bennington
  • Janowski Elementary, 7500 Bauman
  • Roosevelt Elementary, 6700 Fulton


WAVE Health Center (Pasadena ISD) - 713-946-7461

++Matthys Elementary, 1500 Main, South Houston, Texas 77587
  • South Houston Intermediate, 900 College Ave
  • Rick Schneider Middle, 8420 Easthaven Blvd.
  • Jessup Elementary, 9301 Almeda Genoa
  • L.F. Smith Elementary, 1401 Avenue A
  • South Houston Elementary, 900 Main Street


Lamar Health Center (Lamar Consolidated ISD) - 281-762-8383
++Lamar Consolidated High School, 4604 Mustang Avenue, Rosenberg, Texas 77471
  • Lamar Junior High, 4841 Mustang Avenue
  • Wessendorff Middle, 5201 Mustang Avenue
  • Austin Elementary, 1630 Pitts Road
  • Deaf Smith Elementary, 2014 Lamar Drive
  • Hutchison Elementary, 3602 Ransom Road
  • Jackson Elementary, 301 Third Street
  • Jane Long Elementary, 907 Main Street
  • Juan Sequin Early Childhood Center, 605 Mabel Street
  • T.L. Pink Elementary, 1001 Collins Road


Hogg Health Center (HISD) - 713-864-7614
++Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill Street, Houston, Texas 77009
  • Reagan High, 413 E. 13th Street
  • Hamilton Middle, 139 East 20th Street
  • Browning Elementary, 607 Northwood Street
  • Crockett Elementary, 2112 Crockett Street
  • Field Elementary, 703 East 17th Street
  • Harvard Elementary, 810 Hazard Street
  • Helms Elementary, 503 West 21st Street
  • Love Elementary, 1120 West 13th Street


Terry Health Center (Lamar Consolidated ISD) - 281-238-0852
++Terry High School, 5500 Avenue N, Rosenberg, Texas 77471
  • George Junior High School, 4601 Airport Road
  • Navarro Middle School, 4700 Avenue N
  • Beasley Elementary, 7511 Avenue J
  • Bowie Elementary, 2304 Balmore Road
  • Meyer Elementary, 1930 J. Meyer Road
  • Ray Elementary, 2611 Avenue N
  • Thomas Elementary, 6822 Irby Cobb Blvd.
  • Travis Elementary, 2700 Avenue K


Elrod Health Center (HISD) - 713-771-1805

++Elrod Elementary, 6230 Dumfries Drive, Houston, Texas 77096

Kruse Health Center (Pasadena ISD) - 832-658-5230
++Kruse Elementary, 400 Park Lane, Pasadena, Texas 77506
  • Pasadena High School, 206 South Shaver
  • Jackson Intermediate, 1020 East Thomas
  • DeZavala Middle, 101 East Jackson
  • Gardens Elementary, 1105 East Harris
  • Richey Elementary, 610 S. Richey Street


Nimitz Health Center (Aldine ISD) - 832-658-5220
++Dunn Elementary, 2003 West W. Thorne Dr., Houston, Texas 77073
  • Nimitz Senior High, 2005 West W. Thorne Drive
  • Nimitz 9th Grade, 2425 West W. Thorne Drive
  • Lewis Middle, 21255 W. Hardy
  • Teague Middle, 21700 Rayford Road
  • Parker Intermediate, 19850 East Hardy
  • Rayford Intermediate, 21919 Rayford Road
  • Magrill Elementary, 2170 Rayford Road


Alief Health Center (Alief ISD) - 832-658-5210
  • Elsik High, 12601 High Star
  • Elsik 9th Grade, 6767 S. Dairy Ashford
  • Hasting High, 4410 Cook
  • Hasting 9th, 6750 Cook
  • Taylor High, 7555 Howell-Sugarland Road
  • Alief Middle School, 4415 Cook
  • Crossroads, 12360 Bear Ram Road
  • SOAR/LINK/NMS High School Annex, 12501 High Star Drive

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