Metropolitan Family Health Network, Inc

The Healthcare for the Homeless Program at Bergen Ave. provides primary care, integrated behavioral health services, referral for HIV-antibody testing, outpatient substance abuse counseling, and screening services for diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis. Referrals are made for gynecological, dental, mammogram, and podiatry services. The programs use a variety of outreach methods and community connections to identify and serve homeless individuals, particularly those with co-occurring substance abuse and behavioral issues. Staff members include physicians, a nurse practitioner, a licensed social worker/behavioral health consultant, counselors, and a van driver.

Services

The Homeless Program provides primary care, mental health services, referral for HIV-antibody testing, outpatient substance abuse counseling, and screening services for diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis. A pharmacy is on-site. Referrals are made for gynecological, dental, mammogram, and podiatry services. The program uses a variety of outreach methods and community connections to identify and serve homeless individuals, particularly those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. Staff members include physicians, a nurse practitioner, a licensed social worker/therapist, counselors, and a van driver.

Linkages

Linkages for dental, mammogram, podiatric, and HIV services are provided. The Homeless Program also has linkages with all of the shelters in the community.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 4,500

Patients served: 2,261

Subcontractors

Metropolitan FHN Pharmacy 

953 Garfield Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304 
Phone:
(201) 369-6918 
Fax:
(201) 333-1149