Lexington Fayette County Health Department Health First Bluegrass, Inc.
HealthFirst Bluegrass, Inc. is the co-applicant with the Lexington Fayette County Health Department and operates the Homeless Health Clinic at the Hope Center. The Primary locations for services are at the main clinic site, 650 Newtown Pike and The Hope Center. Access to emergency care, specialty care, and inpatient hospital care is facilitated through HealthFirst Bluegrass, Inc and its existing network. In addition to providing primary care, clients can be referred through cooperative arrangements for substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling, personal needs and other social services.
Health care is provided by HealthFirst Bluegrass, Inc. directly and through subcontracts at the Hope Center. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, and the staff includes a nurse practitioner, staff assistant and social worker. Services include diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, lab tests, x-rays, basic medications, and referrals for services not provided on site. Outreach services by the mobile van provide health education and wellness education.
The Hope Center provides emergency shelter, food and clothing to people who are experiencing homelessness. The Hope Center is a multi-location, comprehensive social service agency delivering a variety of programs to help people get off the street and stay off the street.
Estimated homeless population: 4,000
Patients served: 3,022
Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board201 Mechanic Street Lexington, KY 40507
- George Keifer
- (859) 233-0444 Ext. 249
- (859) 233-0144
The HOPE Center360 West Louden Avenue Lexington, KY 40508-3729
- Cecil Dunn
- (859) 252-7881
- (859) 255-0749
University of Kentucky College of Nursing109 Kinkead Hall Lexington, KY 40536
- Marcia Stanhope
- (859) 323-8071
- (859) 323-1057