Houston Health Department

Southwest Multi-Service Center


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Southwest Multi-Service Center Administration

6400 High Star Dr.
Houston, Texas 77074-5006
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-9900

Below are programs and services at this location:

Rental Space

Phone: 832-395-9916

Rental space available for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, and seminars. Conference rooms available for smaller meetings.

Community Relations Specialist

Phone: 832-395-9905

The community relations specialists assist clients in connecting them to a particular service such as emergency food, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, medical support, and other issues affecting clients. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility Assistance

Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. / 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 832-393-3806

Functions as an one-stop shop to serve anyone needing assistance with completing applications for health service programs. Eligibility for Houston Health Department Health Centers can be determined on-site. Provides application completion for Harris County Financial Assistance Program, Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Healthy Texas Women program.

Houston Food bank Senior Box Program

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Phone: 832-369-9390

The Houston Food Bank Senior Box Program provides a monthly box of food to low income seniors to improve the health, nutrition and well-being of their lives.

Houston Public Library, Express Southwest

Monday, 2 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, closed
Phone: 832-393-2660

The Houston Public Library, Express Southwest provides a large collection of resources for children, students, professors, small business owners, and anyone looking to take advantage of the technology resources available. Workshops and other free programs are available for the entire family in a safe and welcoming space.

legacy Community Health Services

Phone: 832-548-5300

Legacy Community Health Services, Southwest provides OB/GYN and pediatric clinic.

L.i.f.e. houston

Tuesday, Thursday (except first week of the month), 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone: 713-528-6044

L.I.F.E. Houston provides emergency food for babies from birth to 12 months.

Mayor's Citizens Assistance office

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-9906

The mission of the Mayor’s Citizens Assistance Office is to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians by promoting efficient and effective city services, encouraging community involvement and participation, handling individual citizens’ concerns, and supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the City of Houston.

Mayor's Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities

Phone: 832-395-9913

The Mayor’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities

reaches out to Houston’s diverse community of immigrants, expatriates and refugees to facilitate their successful civic, economic and cultural integration as members of our community. By partnering with stakeholders and community-based organizations to offer programs, services, and signature events, the Office of New Americans seeks to build the capacity of Houston to welcome and integrate its diverse citizenry.

Senior services

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-9922

BakerRipley Senior Services provides meals on-site to seniors older than 60. Includes social services, exercise, nutrition education, and other programming to keep the senior population fit, physically, mentally and emotionally.

women, infants and children (wic)

Visit our WIC page to learn how to apply for WIC benefits, and find all locations and hours of operation.
Phone: 832-393-5427

WIC provides health care referrals, nutritional education, and nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under five who have nutrition health-related problems.