Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Heartside Health Center

Mercy Health-Saint Mary’s provides services to individuals who are homeless in Grand Rapids’ Downtown Heartside area and the Southwest Corridor.


Heartside Clinic provides primary health care and support services to persons who are homeless, mainly those living in shelters or on the street in the downtown area of Grand Rapids. Clinica Santa Maria provides primary health care, OB/GYN, podiatry, dental, dietician, maternal and infant support services, and WIC to persons who are homeless, many of whom are transient or living with relatives and are Spanish speaking. Both sites offer "open access," offering both pre-scheduled and same-day appointments. 24 hour emergency on-call, Basic Needs, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Diabetes Testing/Care, Flu Vaccinations, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care


Emergency care, laboratory, specialty clinic services, and prescription medicine are provided at a nearby hospital campus. The HCH program has established liaisons with Kent County Community Mental Health, Kent County Health Department, Family Independence Agency, local missions and shelters, Salvation Army, an array of substance abuse facilities, Catholic Social Services, and Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, which is the major provider of SROs offering temporary housing.


Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 3,091


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