Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Member of the Council badgeThe mission of Health Care for the Homeless is to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

Services

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) provides comprehensive primary care, dental, behavioral health - including mental health and addiction services, psychiatry, outreach, HIV testing and treatment, occupational therapy, case management, peer recovery services, health education and other support groups, benefits assistance, and referrals to specialty care. Health Care for the Homeless offers flexible hours and locations, at four fixed sites throughout Maryland and a mobile clinic that travels throughout the Baltimore area. Each location offers flexible hours to meet the population's needs including Saturday hours and an on-call provider. HCH operates five supportive housing programs all using the housing first model. Services are provided using a Patient-Centered Medical Home or health home model. Our health home model delivers person-centered, whole-person care that is evidence-based and uses data to continuously improve the care we deliver.

Linkages

Linkages include the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and 50 plus community coalitions including Maryland Advocates for the Poor, Maryland Medicaid Avisory Committee, Maryland State Interagency Council on Homelessness, Baltimore City 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Leadership Group, Stop Homelessness and Reduce Poverty Coalition, Baltimore City HIV Commission, Physicians for a National Health Plan, Greater Baltimore Committee, Maryland Health Care Commission, and The Greater Baltimore Health Services Planning Council.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 75,000

Patients served: 10,000 in 2016

Subcontractors

Franklin Square Hospital Center 

9000 Franklin Square Dr. Baltimore, Md. 21237 
Contact:
Tricia Isennock 
Phone:
443-777-8246 
Email:
tricia.isennock@medstar.net

Frederick Community Action Agency

100 South Market Street Frederick, MD 21701
Contact:
Michael Spurrier
Phone:
(301) 694-1506
Fax:
 (301) 662-9079

Hartford County Health Department 

1 N. Main St. Bel Air, MD, 21014-3592 
Contact:
Michele Buranen 
Phone:
410-638-3060/410-879-0205 
Fax:
 410-638-4927

Mercy Medical Center

301 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact:
Catherine Kelly
Phone:
(410) 332-9000 Ext. 9766
Fax:
(410) 332-0989

Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County

504 East Diamond Avenue, Suite H Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Contact:
Steve Galen
Phone:
(301) 328-3410
Email:
stevegalen@primarycarecoalition.org

Project PLASE

1814 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact:
Mary Slitcher
Phone:
(410) 837-1400
Fax:
410) 332-8026
Email:
plase@projectplas.org

University of Maryland Medical System / Psychiatry

710 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact:
Fred Osher
Phone:
(410) 328-3414
Fax:
(410) 328-3311
Email:
fosher@umpsy.ab.umd.edu

Upper Chesapeake Health

500 Upper Chesapeake Drive Bel Air, MD 21014
Contact:
Kathy Kraft 
Phone:
443-643-4252
Email:
kkraft@ex.uchs.org