Community Health of South Florida, Inc

Community Health of South Florida, Inc (CHI) provides a full spectrum of comprehensive primary and behavioral health care services at seven (7) modern facilities and 27 school-based health centers. CHI also operates two Urgent Care Centers (UCC) at the Doris Ison South Dade Health Center and Martin Luther King Center (MLK). Services are provided at Doris Ison seven days weekly from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and at MLK six days (Monday-Saturday) weekly from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. CHI is Joint Commission accredited for primary and behavioral health care and laboratory services. CHI provides family medicine, OB/GYN and deliveries of the pregnant patients, pediatrics, internal medicine, dental, adult and children mental health, substance abuse counseling, and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment. Enabling services include case management, navigation, health education, Medicaid eligibility and application, transportation and translation. CHI receives funding from the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) to provide health care services to special populations to include Homeless and Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers. CHI’s outreach program is a critical component to create access for the target population and schedule medical appointments.

Services

CHI provides comprehensive primary and behavioral health care services, including internal medicine, family practice, pediatric, OB/GYN, dental, mental health/substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and counseling. The project's potential clients constitute 3,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and homeless individuals. In addition to addressing health issues, CHI's services include school absenteeism, adolescent high risk behavior, pesticide exposure, and communicable disease. Outreach is a critical component for identifying new homeless users. 24 hour emergency on-call, Adult/Vocational Education, 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, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray

Linkages

Linkages include South Dade Ministries AllianceS, YMCA, GouldS Coalition of Ministers and Lay Persons, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Homestead Hospital, Miami Children's Hospital, Jackson South Hospital, Jackson Main, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Camillus House, Alliance for the Aging, Department of Children and Families, Miami-Dade County Health Department, Coalition of Florida Farmworkers Organization (COFFO), Everglades Community Association, South Florida Aids Network, and Homestead Housing Authority

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 22,000

Patients served: 11,121

Subcontractors

Camillus Health Concern, Inc.

336 Northwest Fifth Street Miami, FL 33128
Contact:
Alina Perez-Stable
Phone:
(305) 374-1065
Fax:
(305) 372-1402
Email:
aperez-stablea@hcnetwork.org