Foster Care

Foster Care

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence

Serving the unique health care needs of children living in foster care with an integrated, team approach to care.

The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence brings together foster care experts in pediatrics, behavioral health, research and child welfare. The center is the only clinic in North Texas dedicated exclusively to providing primary medical care for children from birth to 18 years of age who live with relatives, kinship families, foster parents, or in a group home. Our providers are experienced in treating victims of abuse and neglect.

Additional services include child behavior and development support, care coordination, and specialty referrals to address each child's special health care needs. Our clinical and administrative teams provide a wide range of support to caregivers and families.

If you are new to the clinic, please refer to the ‘Preparing for your visit’ page for initial steps that should be taken.

Clinical Services

Learn more about resources available for families enrolled in our program and access online resources.

  • Primary care services including well visits and same-day sick visits
  • After-hours provider phone availability
  • Care coordination with Children’s Health and community specialists
  • Nutrition and Child Life support
  • Comprehensive and focused, trauma-informed psychological assessments
  • Individual and family psychotherapy, e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Developmental assessment and developmental education for infants and toddlers
  • Psychosocial support, education and advocacy

Policy, advocacy and research: Improving children’s well-being

Through health services research, policy analysis and medical education, the Center’s experts promote policies and practices that advance care and outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

From the moment we walked in the door until we left, we were greeted with a smile and exceptional service. Everyone made our children feel comfortable and that they were all loved, safe and no different than any other child.
Adoptive parent

Partnership and collaboration on behalf of children

Children in foster care depend on supportive, nurturing communities to help them recover from the trauma of abuse and neglect, and the uncertainty inherent to living in a transient system. Through the Center’s Community Development Program, the team reaches out to caregivers, child welfare professionals, CASAs, judges, attorneys and other advocates to promote best practices in meeting the unique health, education and recovery needs of children affected by abuse and neglect.

Meet the Care Team