Cincinnati Health Network, Inc.

Member of the Council badgeThe Cincinnati Health Network’s Health Care for the Homeless Program includes the following elements: McMicken Health Collaborative (an integrated medical and mental health clinic opening in November, 2010), City of Cincinnati Board of Health (operates a Mobile Health Unit traveling a fixed weekly route to shelters and street locations to deliver medical services), University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (provides physician services for the Mobile Unit), Health Point Family Health Care (operates a 12 hour/week free-standing homeless clinic in Covington, Kentucky), Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment (provides medically monitored detoxification and treatment services), Greater Cincinnati Behavioral (provides integrated mental health services including assessments and treatment), CincySmiles, Inc. (operates the McMicken Dental Clinic, which provides a full range of oral health care at a state-of-the-art homeless dental facility), Drop-I nn Center (operates a peer drug/alcohol program for homeless men in the largest adult shelter in the city), Free Store/Food Bank (provides case management, representative payee services, referrals and housing assistance to homeless individuals and families), and the Center for Respite Care (a 14 bed facility that provides 24 hour medical respite services to homeless individuals).

Services

The Cincinnati Health Network contracts with the following: City of Cincinnati Board of Health (operates a Mobile Health Unit traveling a fixed weekly route to shelters and street locations to deliver medical services), University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (provides physician services for the Mobile Unit), Health Point Family Health Care (operates a 12 hour/week free-standing homeless clinic in Covington, Kentucky), Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment (provides medically monitored detoxification and treatment services), Health Resource Center (provides integrated medical and mental health services including assessments, treatment, therapy and medications), CincySmiles, Inc. (operates the McMicken Dental Clinic, which provides a full range of oral health care at a state-of-the-art homeless dental facility), Drop-Inn Center (operates a residential drug/alcohol treatment facility for homeless men in the largest adult shelter in the city), Free S tore/Food Bank (provides case management, representative payee services, referrals and housing assistance to homeless individuals and families), and the Center for Respite Care (a 14 bed facility that provides 24 hour medical respite services to homeless individuals). 24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Domestic Violence Shelter/Services, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counselin,g Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray

Linkages

Approximately 40 human service agencies were involved in the planning of Cincinnati Health Network, representing major providers of medical care, mental health/substance abuse treatment, public assistance, housing, emergency food, shelter, and other social services. The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, an informal network of homeless service providers, is actively involved in the project. Supportive and referral services are provided by community health services and the Ryan White Part C HIV/AIDS Program.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 25,000

Patients served: 7,000

Subcontractors

Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment

830 Ezzard Charles Drive Cincinnati, OH 45214
Contact:
Sandi Kuehn
Phone:
(513) 381-6660 
Fax:
(513) 381-0305

Center for Respite Care

830 Ezzard Charles Drive Cincinnati, OH 45214 
Contact:
Mary Beth Meyer 
Phone:
(513) 621-1868

City of Cincinnati Health Department 

Elm Street Health Center 3101 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229
Contact:
Joyce Tate
Phone:
(513)357-7200
Fax:
(513) 352-1434
Email:
brenda.greene@cincinnati-oh.gov

Drop-Inn Center

217 West 12th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact:
Pat Clifford, Arlene Nolan
Phone:
(513) 721-0643
Fax:
(513) 721-8937

FreeStore / Food Bank

112 East Liberty Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact:
Bernice Cooper
Phone:
(513) 357-4817 
Fax:
(513) 357-4828
CincySmiles, Inc.  635 West Seventh Street, Suite 309 Cincinnati, OH 45203 Contact:
 Larry Hill 
Phone:
(513) 621-0248 
Fax:
(513) 621-0288

Health Point Family Health Care Pike Street Clinic

343 Pike Street Covington, KY 41011
Contact:
Sr. Ann John 
Phone:
(859) 291-9321
Fax:
(859) 291-9354

University of Cincinnati Dept. of Family Medicine

Eden Ave & Albert Sabin Way 141 Health Prof Bldg. Cincinnati, OH 45267 
Contact:
Nancy Elder
Phone:
(513) 558-1035 
Fax:
(513) 558-4022

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

1501 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45206
Contact:
Jeff Kirchner
Phone:
513-861-6688