Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Member of the Council badgeThe mission of Health Care for the Homeless is to provide health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness.

Services

Health Care for the Homeless provides comprehensive primary care, dental, mental health, social work, addiction, outreach and HIV testing, prevention and treatment services in Baltimore City. Weekend clinic sessions are available with a womens' only session in the morning and an afternoon session targeting day laborers and others unable to access weekday clinics. HCH also operates three housing first programs as well as a re-entry program. Through service agreements, many of these services are available in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford, and Montgomery Counties. Children and families are served through a service agreement with Mercy Medical Center. 24 hour emergency on-call, Acupuncturists, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray

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: 50,000

Patients served: 10,281

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

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