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What is UH Health?

UH Health is the platform to integrate the university’s mission and values focused on identifying and responding to the economic, social and cultural issues affecting health in Houston, Texas, and beyond.



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Greater Houston Impact

With nine of its 16 colleges involved with UH Health and more than one in every four students headed for a health care-related degree, small wonder the economic impact is very healthy itself, accounting for $939 million annually in Greater Houston.

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Patient Services

The University of Houston offers affordable community health care for UH students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community. Our clinics offer low cost options and have flexible options for those who are uninsured. Our location is convenient and provides a general medical service plus several specialty clinics as well as optical services, substance abuse programs, psychological services and more.

For appointments or more information, click on the area of interest below.

  • University Eye Institute

    The University Eye Institute offers a wide range of services and quality care by trained optometrists and ophthalmologists. Open to the public.

  • Clinical Services

    Several assessment and treatment services are offered to the public by certified professionals through UH clinical services.

  • UH Student Health Center

    The on-campus Student Health Center provides primary care services as well as specialty clinics. Available only to UH students.

  • Dental Services

    The Dental Office provides affordable preventative and general restorative dental procedure to current UH students, faculty and staff.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

    CAPS promotes the awareness and access to mental health services to foster UH students, faculty and staff through self-discovery, learning and interpersonal engagement. Available only to UH students, faculty and staff.

Health Research at UH

UH conducts innovative research that addresses biological, behavioral, psychological, and social determinants of health affecting Houston and beyond. Through equitable partnerships with community stakeholders, elected officials, and university-wide research initiatives (see HEALTH Research Institute & TORC), we are taking a multilevel approach (e.g., individual, interpersonal, community, societal) to developing new technologies, discovering novel treatments, and disseminating prevention strategies aimed at increasing the quality and length of life for all.

  • HEALTH Research Institute

    The Helping Everyone Achieve a LifeTime of Health (HEALTH) Research Institute leverages an interdisciplinary group of researchers at UH to advance science that addresses the health needs of the Houston community and beyond. More specifically, our primary mission is to conduct cutting-edge research that informs novel prevention and intervention strategies that mitigate a broad range of health disparities (e.g., addiction, cancer, diabetes, mental health, social determinants, etc.). Our equitable partnerships with community stakeholders will inform a growing public health challenge through bench science, multi-site cooperative trials, public health initiatives, and empowering dissemination activities that are embedded in the cultural fabric of the communities we serve.

  • Humana Institute

    Humana and the University of Houston have launched a strategic partnership to train future health care leaders with a focus on providing holistic, collaborative care to improve health outcomes. The Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston (Humana Institute) fosters interprofessional team-based care in the colleges of medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and social work. This collaboration will graduate health care professionals who are skilled in advancing population and community health and have a propensity for working with the underserved.

  • TORC

    The mission of the Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) is to conduct basic and applied research in obesity prevention, treatment and control. TORC will educate students in an interdisciplinary approach to topics related to obesity and its comorbidities. TORC will enhance collaborations within and among the University community, health professionals, and social agencies on projects related to obesity and centralize efforts to obtain funding from foundations, industry, and the federal government.

UH Health Research in Academic Units

Innovative health research at UH is also being led by interdisciplinary research teams housed in the College of Education (Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences), College of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (Health & Human Performance; Psychology), College of Medicine, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Biology & Biochemistry; Chemistry), College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, Graduate College of Social Work, and the Law Center.

Health Programs Guidebook

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