UT Harris County Psychiatric Center

About Us


The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center (UTHCPC) Outpatient Clinic is dedicated to excellence and leadership in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mental illness. Our mission is to treat and prevent emotional and psychiatric disorders in an effort to help our clients restore their mental health and prevent future setbacks

Outpatient Services are an alternative to traditional hospitalization, offering flexibility in treatment options and schedules. Patients may be scheduled for treatment fie days a week or once a month, based on an individualized treatment plan and clinical need.

We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, certified by Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS, and licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Environmental Control. We are under the umbrella of the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center and have academic affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School and most major nursing schools in the Houston area.


Our Mission

The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Outpatient Behavioral Health Services clinic is dedicated to excellence and leadership in the treatment of those with mental illness. Our mission is to apply our skills to the needs of Houston/Harris County residents with emphasis on restoring patients' health and preventing future setbacks. This can be accomplished through education about psychiatric illness and its treatment, and by building coping skills that generate solution to problems at home, at work, at school or during life transitions.


The UTHCPC Outpatient Clinic has an additional unique mission of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston of conducting research into the causes and cures of mental illness. Patients may volunteer to participate in research studies. The University of Texas Health Science Center is dedicated to providing quality education to professionals in the psychiatric and mental illness fields. These professionals serve as a valuable resource for providing outreach to the local community.

Our Purpose

  • To provide effective therapy that can help you to have a more healthy, productive life.
  • To help you learn how to establish trustworthy and loving relationships.
  • To assist you in developing your own personal sense of resourcefulness and self-esteem.
  • To educate you about your mental illness through our various programs. We teach practical skills that help to build healthy, satisfying relationships, while at the same time preventing emotional breakdowns.
  • To provide therapeutic/educational training programs to community groups, agencies, businesses, schools and churches that wish to learn more about issues related to mental health.

Safety and Quality

At UTHCPC “Safety And Quality Go Hand In Hand”

One of the most important missions of the University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center is to provide safe quality care to all of our patients. If you have any patient or quality of care concerns, please feel free to contact the Patient Relations Department at 713.741.7881

If you would like to offer suggestions or ideas about safety at UTHCPC, please fill out a survey located in the lobby and place in the‚”Your Concerns are Our Concerns” box on the wall.

You may also report quality and safety concerns to the Joint Commission at 1.800.994.6610. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for evaluating the quality of care delivered in over 17,000 healthcare organizations across the country.

Thank You, UTHCPC

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“Seguridad y Calidad van Mano a Mano”

Una de las misiones mas importantes de la Universidad de Texas en el Centro Psiquiatrico de el Condado de Harris, es proveer cuidado de calidad y seguridad a todos nuestros pacientes. Si usted tiene alguna preocupacion sobre la calidad de los cuidados, por favor sientase libre en contactar a el Departamento de Relaciones de los pacientes al 713.741.7881.

Si a usted le gustaria ofrecer sugerencias o ideas sobre la seguridad en UTHCPC, por favor llenar una encuesta localizada en el pasillo de recepcion y depositelo en el buzon marcado‚ “Sus Preocupaciones son Nuestras Preocupaciones”

Usted tambien puede reportar preocupaciones sobre la Calidad y Seguridad a la Comisión Común (The Joint Commission)  al 1.800.994.6610. La Comisión Común es independiente y es una organizacion que no se beneficia economicamente y tambien es responsable por la evaluación de la Calidad de el Cuidado ofrecido por mas de 17,000 organizaciones en todo el pais.

Gracias, UTHCPC