Coastal Family Health Center

Member of the Council badgeCoastal Family Health Center, an FQHC, provides primary health care to all individuals in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties. Coastal has nine clinics located across the three counties. Anyone coping with homelessness may access healthcare during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, in the Biloxi Clinic a dedicated homeless clinic is offered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and can be accessed by phone contact with the outreach coordinator.

Services

Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Medical Services, OB/GYN, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, Shelter outreach, STD Testing, Street Outreach, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Transportation Services, Well Child Check-ups, X-rays

Linkages

The center works collaboratively with numerous local health and social service agencies that provide resources and/or services needed by patients. Among the most used are the Departments of Human Services within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, Gulf Coast Mental Health Center, The Mental Health Association, Seashore Mission, Gulf Coast Homeless Shelter, Biloxi Medical Center, all regional housing, Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Catholic Social Services, Salvation Army, South Mississippi AIDS Task Force, and Homeless Continuum of Care. Since Hurricane Katrina, linkages have included Hands on USA, Volunteers of America, Episcopal-Lutheran Disaster Response, Americorp, AmeriCares, Qatar, NACHC, Extreme Makeover, South Carolina Primary Healthcare, Children’s Health Fund, Islami Nation, Academy of Physician Assistants, Rotary, Direct Relief Fund, Merek Inc., and Yakima Valley WA Migrant Health Center

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 6,750

Patients served: 6,240

Subcontractors

Simone and Associates 

450 East Pass Road Gulfport, MS 39507
Contact:
Doug Knapp 
Phone:
(228) 604-0099 
Fax:
(228) 604-2001 
Email:
ssimone@bellsouth.net