After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th.
By Barrett White
The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air to the diverse Gulfton area of Southwest Houston. The new campus combines patient health care, education, pharmacy, and social services into a one-stop-shop for patients.
. With over 300 pregnant patients a day – plus the patient populations of each other service line offered – Legacy patients outgrew the previous 14,000 square-foot LSW campus. Patients may remember the waiting room always full, , and Legacy staff doing the best they could with a clinic space that no longer met their needs.
“We are honored that the Houston philanthropic community, and our own Legacy employees, invested in our Southwest clinic,” said Katy Caldwell, Legacy’s CEO. “Not only can anyone who walks through the doors get quality, affordable medical care, they receive it in a state-of-the-art building that is designed to elevate the patient experience in every way possible.”
Gulfton is one of Houston’s most diverse communities with residents from over 80 countries speaking more than 50 languages, and the overall aesthetics of the building are tied to the diverse community it serves. The exterior bright colors and interior artwork reflect the cultures of the world seen in Houston’s southwest side and is representative of the patient population. The exterior wall art was designed by local artist Angel Quesada and privacy screens in the pharmacy crafted by artisans in Senegal, Africa.
The new building will offer the following services:
- Pediatric Walk-In Clinic (open 7 days a week)
- Obstetrics Walk-In Clinic
- Adult Medicine
- Public Health
- Social Services
- Eligibility Services
Legacy looks forward to serving the Southwest communities at our new campus. Welcome to the new Legacy Southwest!