Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Inc.
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services (SJMCS) has a multi-cultural focus, serving clients who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian. Special emphasis is placed on meeting the primary medical needs of the homeless and immigrant populations in metropolitan Atlanta and providing the associated supportive services they may need.
Services are offered at four fixed site clinics and at several mobile clinics. Delivery of services at mobile clinics is accomplished using a system of five vans and a mobile coach. Services at fixed sites are available 5 days a week, with evening clinics at certain locations and at mobile clinics according to a published monthly schedule. A combination of paid staff and volunteers provides services at approximately 40 locations each month. SJMCS provides primary health care, health education, immunizations, HIV counseling and testing, AIDS outreach, an infectious disease program, dental services, women’s health care, and supportive social services. Substance abuse residential recovery programs are provided in collaboration with several private non-profit organizations. Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Financial counseling, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Housing placement, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Medical Services, Outreach, PATH services, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, SOAR services, STD Testing, Street Outreach, TB screening/education, X-rays
Referrals and ancillary services are provided at Grady Memorial Hospital and other local hospitals and mental health centers. Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services has a close working relationship with Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta for referrals and has established many informal relationships with physicians who provide pro bono or low cost services.
Estimated homeless population: 7,000
Patients served: 11,598