Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Inc.

Member of the Council badgeSaint 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

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

Linkages

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.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 7,000

Patients served: 11,598

Subcontractors

Another Chance of Atlanta, Inc. 1915 Lisa Lane Riverdale, GA 30296 Contact: Rozelle Green Phone: (404) 349-6527 Fax: (404) 349-6528 Breakthru House  1866 Eastfield Street Decatur, GA 30032 Contact: Barbara Boggan Phone: (404) 289-5099 Fax: (404) 284-4648 Hope House Caring Works, Inc.  275 Washington Street Atlanta, GA 30303 Contact: Kenneth McCullough Phone: (404) 564-4181 Fax: (404) 564-4186 Hugs Recovery Center  1151 Cleveland Avenue East Point, GA 30344 Contact: Derick Billingslea Phone: (404) 767-0427 Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.  200 Hanover Park Road, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30350 Contact: Lucy Hall Phone: (770) 642-4245 Fax: (770) 642-4246 Email: ydhl@bellsouth.net St. Jude's Recovery House, Inc. 139 Renaissance Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30308 Contact: Marjorie Bush Phone: (404) 249-6272 Fax: (404) 874-2353 Stand, Inc.  4319 Covington Highway, Suite 117A Decatur, GA 30035 Contact: Charles Snerling Phone: (404) 288-4668 Fax: (404) 288-4688 Tangu, Inc.  159 Forsyth Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Contact: Walter Brooks Fax: (404) 586-0645