In 1985, a group of Galveston physicians opened a clinic to address the health needs of island teens. From that beginning, the program has grown and expanded to five school-based clinics. Since clinics are located in local schools, students miss as little time as possible while meeting their medical and mental health needs.
Youth aged aged 0 – 21 who live in Galveston or attend Galveston schools are eligible for Teen Health Center services. Children under age 18 must have a signed parental consent form to be seen for any of our services, but once consent is on file for that year the student can come into one of our clinics at any time. Patients over 18 may sign their own consent form.
The Teen Health Center, Inc. strengthens the health and well-being of Galveston's youth through easily accessible, school-based care.
Teen Health Center employs highly-qualified providers who are trained in effective, evidence-based practices.
Our staff includes:
Teen Health operates clinics in the following Galveston schools: Ball High, Austin Middle, Central Middle, Collegiate Academy. Another clinic at the Moody Early Childhood Center is for the benefit of MECC students and their families and is not open to the community. Click here for more clinic location information.
Thanks to the generosity of our partners and consistent with our mission to remove all barriers to access, services are provided free of charge. The Teen Health Center, Inc. does not accept insurance, Medicaid, or payment of any kind.*
2021 Board of Directors
The Teen Health Center, Inc. Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who are dedicated to ensuring the organization's long-term viability. Their role is to adopt sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as to make sure the Teen Health Center, Inc. has adequate resources to advance its mission.
President: John Grossman, Former Director, Academic Technology Services, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
President-Elect: Mary Beth Bassett, Director of Public Relations, Galveston Park Board
Treasurer: Taylor Adams, Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, and Owner of Healing in Motion Therapy
Sue Johnson, Founder and Director of the Nia Cultural Center
Leon Philips, Owner of FatCat Entertainment
Julie Schmid, Magnet Consultant, Galveston Independent School District
Please consider making a donation to the Teen Health Center, Inc. to support our efforts to offer free medical and mental health care to Galveston youth. Click the "Donate" button below to make a donation via PayPal's secure service. Tax-deductible donations are also gratefully accepted at any clinic or by mail at the address listed below.
* with the exceptions of participation physicals ($5) and school staff appointments ($25)