City of Newark, Department of Child & Family Well-Being

Member of the Council badgeNewark Homeless Health Care was originally funded in 1985 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project is administered by the City of Newark, Department of Health and Human Services, under the Division of Medical Care Services. This linkage to the city’s health department provides an array of additional services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Newark.

Services

Asthma treatment, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Dental/oral Care, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Mobile Medical Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, STD Testing, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation

Linkages

Various preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services are obtained through a direct referral system generated on-site. Services include x-rays for diagnosis of chest diseases, substance abuse treatment, and follow-up.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 7,000-12,000

Patients served: 3,103

Subcontractors

Cathedral Health Care (St. Michael's Medical Center) 

111 Central Avenue (C*8) Newark, NJ 07102
Contact:
Kenneth Waller 
Phone:
(973) 877-5000 Ext. 8677 
Fax:
(973) 242-6275 
Email:
kennethw@cathedralhealth.org