Project Renewal

Member of the Council badgeProject Renewal provides primary medical care including complete history and physical exams, STI and cancer screening, vaccinations, management of chronic diseases, laboratory and pharmacy services and referrals for specialty care. All medical sites are licensed under New York State’s Article 28 and include shelter-based clinics at our three adult shelters (two male and one female) and at a Help USA men’s shelter. We also have five mobile medical vans: four vans providing primary care and one providing radiology services that include screening mammography for breast cancer and chest x-rays for tuberculosis. We provide psychiatric services at the shelter clinics and on the mobile vans. A full-time dental clinic is housed at one of our shelter clinics on a part-time basis and teledermatology is available at all sites through a collaboration with SUNY Downstate Department of Dermatology. Our program includes HIV prevention, screening and primary care services with team managers, a nutritionist and a HIV specialist physician. Our medical program frequently refers patients to a variety of substance abuse services which include outpatient treatment, medical and nonmedical detox settings and long term residential drug rehabilitation.

Services

Project Renewal provides primary medical care including complete history and physical exams, STI and cancer screening, vaccinations, management of chronic disease, laboratory and pharmacy services,and referrals for specialty care. All medical sites are licensed under New York STate's Article 28, and include shelter-based clinics at our three adult shelters, two male shelters and one female shelter. We also have three mobile medical vans, one targeting adults, one targeting youth age 14 to 25, and one providing radiology services - screening mammography for breast cancer screeing and chest x-rays for tuberculosis screening. Additionally we provide psychiatric services at the shelter clinics and on the mobile vans. A full-time dental clinic is housed at one of our shelter clinics. Optometry is provided at one of our shelter clinics on a part-time basis, and Teledermatology is available at all sites through a collaboration with SUNY Downstate Department of Dermat ology. Our program also includes HIV prevention, screening and primary care services with a team of case managers, a nutritionist and an HIV specialist physician. Our medical program frequent refers to a variety of Project Renewal's substance abuse services, including outpatient treatment, medical and nonmedical detox settings, and long term residential drug rehab. 24 hour emergency on-call, Adult/Vocational Education, Asthma treatment, 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, Domestic Violence services, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Medical Services, OB/GYN, On-the-job training, Optometry Services, Outreach, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, STD Testing, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Transportation services, X-rays

Linkages

Nurse Practitioner training programs at NYU and Columbia University, SUNY Downstate Department of Dermatology, New York Eye and Ear, New York School of Podiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center, Cornell Hepatitis Programs, St. John’s College of Pharmacy, Columbia University Medical School, New York Medical College, New York City Department of Health TB Control Program, New York City Department of Health Cofactors in HIV Prevention Program, New York City Department of Health eQuits Program, New York City Department of Health Gratis Vaccine Program, New York City Department of Health Primary Care Information Project, Cancer Services Program, NYU/Kress Vision, Well Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 38,000

Patients served: 8,000