Samaritan Homeless Clinic

Member of the Council badgeSamaritan Homeless Clinic is an ambulatory care department of Five Rivers Health Centers located near the Families and Womens’ Gateway Shelter. All integrated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary services are housed in one site. Off site, the clinic runs and apartment respite care program within the American Red Cross Family Living Center.


Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medical respite, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Shelter outreach, SOAR services, STD Testing, Substance Abuse Treatment, Transportation services, Well Child Check-ups


The Samaritan Homeless Clinic is active in Shelter Providers Committee and Emergency Housing Coalition, a group of some 28 public, private, and not-for-profit agencies that have a major involvement with persons who are homeless and collaborate to maximize services and reduce duplicate efforts. The clinic also participates in the Continuum of Care process, Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, and in several U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Housing Programs. Patients graduating from the clinic are transitioned to neighborhood health centers with a sliding scale fee. The Combined Health District provides HIV education/testing, TB care/follow-up, and childhood immunizations. The AIDS Resource Center Ohio provides medical care, case management, and housing.


Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 2,200


Dayton Optometric Center, Inc.

813 Troy Street Dayton, OH 45404
Ron Gilbert 
(937) 228-2020 
(937) 228-8769

American Red Cross Family Living Center 

829 S. Gettysburg Dayton, OH 45408 

University Medical Services Association 

PO Box 1144 Dayton, OH 45401-1144 
Brenda Roman, MD
(937) 259-9926 
(937) 259-9999