Franklin Primary Health Center

Franklin Primary Health Center operates the H.E. Savage Memorial Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which provides multidisciplinary services to individuals who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless as defined by Department of Human Services Section 330 (h) Grant Program.


Services provided by HCH are as follows:
24 hour emergency on-call
Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services
Primary Health Care
Case Management/Social Services
Dental Services
Health/Nutritional Education
HIV/AIDS screening/education
Optometry Services
Street Outreach
Referrals for Specialty Care
STD Testing
Substance Abuse Screening and Education
TB screening
Transportation services
Medications are provided through Franklin’s Pharmacy, Ozanam Pharmacy, and prescription assistance programs
In addition, behavioral health specialists, medical social workers, outreach case managers, and support staff are available to provide comprehensive services. Substance abuse assessment and referral services, as well as mental health services, are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. Social services also include food, medications, assistance with housing, and additional referrals to community agencies. HCH also provides a dedicated van service.


Mental health services are provided on-site and by referral to the Mobile Mental Health Center. Residential substance abuse treatment is provided by referral to the Mobile Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Wings of Life, and Franklin Primary Health Center's Substance Abuse Program. We work closely with Housing First Inc. to assist our clients in obtaining housing. Staff also works with Social Security Disability to help clients acquire their benefits.


Estimated homeless population: 3,200

Patients served: 2,700