City of Springfield Department of Health & Human Services

The Springfield Health Services for the Homeless Health Center participates in an interagency program to deliver health care and social services in settings covering more than 1,800 miles.  The main agencies are the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Mercy Medical Center (Health Care for the Homeless) and Southern Middlesex Opportunity Council (Open Door Social Services).

Services

24 hour emergency on-call, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Housing placement, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Medical Services, OB/GYN, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, Shelter outreach, SOAR services, STD Testing, Street Outreach, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Transportation services, Adolescent Health Services We are now able to provide adolescent health services to adolescents in our 3-county service area.

Linkages

Mercy Medical Center provides emergency, lab, x-ray, and inpatient medical/surgical services. Baystate Medical Center provides emergency, lab, x-ray, and inpatient medical/surgical services. Extensive social services are available through service providers in the community who provide advocacy/outreach for entitlement benefits, housing placement, case management, bilingual services, mental health/substance abuse assessment, referrals and counseling.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 1,750

Patients served: 4,000

Subcontractors

Southern Middlesex Opportunity Council- Open Pantry Social Services

287 State Street P O Box 5127 Springfield, MA 01101
Contact:
Patricia McDonnel Phone: (413) 737-4167 Fax: (413) 746-2297 Email: patty@opendoor.org