Memphis Health Center, Inc. – Health Care for the Homeless

In 1987, Memphis Health Center (MHC) responded to the health care access needs of the growing number of individuals who were homeless in Memphis. In collaboration with the Salvation Army and several other community based support organizations, MHC began to provide a comprehensive array of medical and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Services

24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma treatment, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education,  HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, OB/GYN, Outreach, PATH services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Specialty Care, STD Testing, TB screening/education, Well Child Check-ups, X-rays, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Referrals

Linkages

Linkages include Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), Cocaine Alcohol Awareness Program (CAAP), and Southwest Mental Health Center. MHC is also a member of Homeless Consortium of Partners for the Homeless (Federal) and The Community Alliance for the Homeless which facilitates networking with local homeless service providers.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 7,000-8,000

Patients served: 1,110

Subcontractors

Genesis House / Memphis Catholic Charities 

1325 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 
Contact:
Mary Jordan
Phone:
(901) 726-9786 
Fax:
(901) 725-1649

Harbor House, Inc. 

1979 Alcy Road Memphis, TN 38114
Contact:
Joe Jackson
Phone:
901/743-2228
Fax:
901/743-3853

Synergy Treatment Center

3385 Airways Blvd, Suite 216 Memphis, TN 38132
Contact:
Jerry Tolbert
Phone:
901/345-1236
Fax:
901/345-1736