Serving the community beyond our hospital walls

Houston Methodist’s service extends beyond our hospital walls and into the community where our commitment to serve the most vulnerable is demonstrated through the programs that spring from the Office of Community Benefits. Community Benefits focuses on providing access to high quality, affordable health care services to indigent populations across Greater Houston while ensuring health equity for racial, ethnic and social minorities. In 2019, Houston Methodist contributed more than $1 billion in charity care and community benefits support.


Health Care Access Priorities

As a result of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)Houston Methodist has prioritized the following:

  • Access to Primary Care Services for Underserved Communities
  • Access to Specialty Care Services for Underserved Communities
  • Reducing Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Care for Underserved Communities
  • Promoting Healthy Living Behaviors to Reduce the Likelihood of Chronic Disease Development


Social Determinants of Health Priorities

Expanding on the CHNA in the latest social determinants of health summary and working in tandem with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Houston Methodist has prioritized the following:

  • Development of Healthy Neighborhoods for Underserved Communities
  • Providing Educational Empowerment for Underserved and Underrepresented Communities
  • Cultivating Economic Empowerment for Underserved and Underrepresented Communities


We encourage you to explore the Community Benefits pages to learn more about our work in the community.


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