Crusaders Community Health

Crusaders Central Clinic Association’s Primary Health Care for the Homeless Program (PHCHP) provides regularly scheduled services at satellite clinics where persons who are homeless frequently congregate.

Services

Primary care services are delivered at several sites in the Rock River Valley area, including the Red Cross Shelter, Salvation Army Rehab Center, Hope Place, WAVE Domestic Violence Shelter, The Carpenter's Place, and several soup kitchens. A multi-disciplinary team of approximately 10 FTE staff help clients access medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and entitlement resources. Crusaders Clinic has developed a chronic disease model of care for hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis C, asthma, and substance abuse. Nurses and case managers provide outreach services, identify clients, eliminate barriers to care, and monitor clients' progress. Adult/Vocational Education, Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, OB/GYN, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pain Clinic, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Shelter outreach, Specialty Care, STD Testing, Street Outreach, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation

Linkages

Crusaders Central Clinic has linkages with the local mental health agency, soup kitchens, women's shelters, Salvation Army Rehab Center, Red Cross Shelter, Hope Place, Carpenter's Place, youth shelters, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) transitional living sites.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 2,000

Patients served: 1,700