Longtime HIV/AIDS health care clinic Thomas Street Health Center has provided care to Houstonians since it opened in 1989. Officials announced they are relocating from its 2015 Thomas St. location in north Houston to the Quentin Mease Clinic nearly 3 miles east of the Texas Medical Center citing limitations with its current facility.

“The more than 100-year-old building has needed substantial structural upgrades to continue its use as a health care facility. Aside from the expense, the building is a historical landmark and as such, has limitations and prohibitions to most construction and renovations,” the organization said in a news release.

Officials said the health care facility had undergone a two-year renovation plan and will open May 9 in its new location at 3601 North MacGregor Way. The new location will feature new equipment in a modern space, the news release said.

“The move from Thomas Street Health Center to Quentin Mease Clinic is a bittersweet transition. Thomas Street has been a pillar of the HIV/AIDS community with a rich legacy of providing care to sometimes stigmatized, and often, marginalized population,” officials said in a Facebook post.

The Harris Health System's clinic provides services by Baylor College of Medicine and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and offers more than just assistance for patients affected by or living with HIV, according to its website.

Multiple services provided by the health center include:
  • HIV primary care including women’s adolescent and transgender health;
  • Mental health counseling;
  • Physical therapy and wellness;
  • Dermatology;
  • Endocrinology; and
  • Oncology.
For patients interested in taking public transportation, the health center recommends Houston’s METRO bus route “5 Southmore” according to its website.

713-873-4000. www.nextlevelharrishealth.org