Christ Community Health Services, Inc.

Operation Outreach is a program, provided in part by Christ Community Health Services(CCHS)and Baptist Memorial Health Care, that exists to meet the health care needs of homeless individuals in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.

Services

Primary health care services provided through the Baptist Operation Outreach Van Services include: screenings for common health problems; health and developmental assessments for children; immunizations and other preventive care; diagnosis of medical problems and health needs; treatment and management of specific disease problems; treatment of minor injuries; and referrals to specialty services including diagnostic and dental services. Primary health care services are provided within the health centers for patients who are referred from Baptist Operation Outreach, reside in transitional living homes/shelters, and/or are in need of obstetrical care. Dental and pharmacy services are provided for those referred from the Baptist Operation Outreach Van and from CCHS providers.

Linkages

Memphis Union Mission Dozier House and other homeless shelters serving women and children.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 10,000

Patients served: 1,129