The Daily Planet
The Daily Planet Health Care for the Homeless provides a full range of health- related services to individuals who are homeless in the Greater Richmond Area. This year, the Daily Planet opened a satellite clinic in North Richmond through a NAP grant award. The Daily Planet also operates a Medical Respite program, and a Safe Haven supportive housing program for individuals with mental illness.
Services include primary health care, dental care, optometry, psychiatry, integrated mental health and substance abuse services, case management, outreach and health education. Services are provided by a physician, family nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dentist, 0.60 psychiatry, Behavioral Health clinicians; case managers, and outreach workers. Cancer Screening, Immunizations, Pharmacy, Trauma, Treatment of Acute Illness, Well Child Check-ups Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Domestic Violence services, Electronic Medical Records, Financial counseling, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Housing placement, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medical Respite, Medication Prescribing, Mental Health Counseling, Optometry Services, Outreach, PATH Services, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, SOAR services, STD Testing, Street Outreach, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Transportation Services
The Daily Planet has established linkages with several providers and agencies in the Richmond area. These include Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems (VCUHS)and Medical Center; Central Virginia HIV CARE Consortium (CVHCC); Richmond Behavioral Health Authority; Bon Secours Health System; the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM) Access Now initiative (a centralized specialty care referral system available to uninsured patients of safety net providers in Greater Richmond); VCU School of Pharmacy (medication reconciliation initiative); The Healing Place (SA residential recovery program); Commonwealth Catholic Charities Central Intake System for Homeless Services; and Homeward (regional coordinator of homeless services). The HCH program also provides internship and externship placements for medical, dental, nursing, social work and pharmacy students at VCU/Medical College of Virginia.
Estimated homeless population: 5,000
Patients served: 1,000
Bon Secours Richmond Health SystemKroger Pharmacy 901 N. Lombardy Street Richmond, VA 23219
- Julie Engler
Lafayette Pharmacy1011 Lafayette Street Richmond, VA 23221
- Mel Fitzgerald
VCU Health SystemsDepartment of Pharmacy Services Richmond, VA 23298
- Laurel Loyd