Legacy Community Health Services (Legacy) commemorated its long-anticipated Legacy Pasadena Southmore Clinic on May 10, 2024 with Legacy and Houston Methodist leadership, board members, government officials and community supporters in attendance. Located at 1951 Southmore Avenue in Pasadena, Legacy’s newest clinic will provide critical health care services designed to meet the unique needs of the Pasadena community. Legacy Pasadena Southmore is one of two clinic locations funded by a $50 million gift from Houston Methodist.


“For more than 30 years, Houston Methodist has served some of the most vulnerable across the Greater Houston area,” said Cathy Easter, senior vice president of community development at Houston Methodist. “We are proud of this expanded partnership with Legacy Community Health in Pasadena and know the community will benefit from the much-needed quality resources available at this new clinic.”


The Legacy Pasadena Southmore Clinic will fill a significant gap for residents in the area, offering access to affordable health care services including a full range of adult and pediatric primary care, obstetrical services, behavioral health, comprehensive HIV care, specialty care, dental services and wraparound support services. Designed by Kirksey Architects, the new two-story clinic will be 40,000 square feet and will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology.


“We at Legacy are extremely proud of the spirit of partnership and collaboration that we have developed with Houston Methodist,” said Dr. Robert Hilliard, Jr., CEO of Legacy Community Health. “We thank Houston Methodist and the entire team, who share our commitment for increasing access to health care services in our communities.”


Legacy Pasadena Southmore Clinic is expected to open in 2025. As part of its collaboration with Houston Methodist, Legacy is developing a second clinic in the Acres Homes area of Houston.


Legacy’s long-standing relationship with Houston Methodist started in 1998. The hospital system has supported Legacy through such landmark programs as the Youth Re-entry Program, the Community Scholars Program the Community Network of Care Program and Legacy Baytown’s Family Medicine Residency Program.


The largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the state of Texas, Legacy Community Health has over 57 clinic locations. Legacy currently serves more than 200,000 community members.