Press & Media Kit

El Centro de Corazón (El Centro) is committed to keeping the communities we serve and our patients informed of the services, programs, and initiatives offered at our health centers and in the area. El Centro regularly publishes press releases, feature articles, and blog-style content. Speakers representing our organization are available for media interviews and appearances, with specialization in health equity in Houston, Latino community health disparities, Latino health care, and low-income health care access.

All of our press releases and feature stories are available in English and Spanish. For all  media inquiries and speaker requests, please contact


12,012 adult and pediatric patients served
44,200 total patient encounters
94.4% of patients identify as Hispanic/Latino
74% of patients prefer to be served in Spanish
89% of patients live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level



El Centro de Corazón (El Centro) was established in 1994 as a social service organization with an initial focus on early childhood development. In 2003, El Centro expanded its services to include primary care by merging with Eastwood Health Clinic. Upon receiving FQHC status in December 2003, El Centro began providing primary care at its Navigation site. Over the next several years, El Centro continued to expand its services into the City of Houston’s Magnolia Multi Service Center then the John S. Dunn Health Center, both of which are one of El Centro’s three health center locations operating today. Today, El Centro provides primary care, women’s health, dental care and behavioral health care services at its three health center locations (Eastwood, John S. Dunn, and Magnolia) and provides primary care services in The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD’s Southeast clinic.


To be the leader in improving the well-being of the communities we serve through the provision of quality health care and the delivery of innovative programs.


To be the cornerstone of a healthier community.

  1. Community Centered
  2. Innovative
  3. Quality Driven
  4. Honest
  5. Respectful

El Centro de Corazón is accredited as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and 501(c)(3) non-profit health care organization. We are affiliated with the following national, state, and local organizations:

National Association of Community Health Centers

Houston East End Chamber of Commerce

Texas Association of Community Health Centers

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Centering Health Institute




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