Unity Health Care, Inc.

Member of the Council badgeUnity Health Care, founded in 1984, is the largest private organization providing primary medical care to homeless, low-income, and uninsured District residents. Unity operates over 25 health care centers and one mobile outreach program. These sites and services are located throughout the city in areas with large numbers of people living in poverty to ensure maximum accessibility. Unity’s institutional approach focuses on ensuring that programs are accessible, high quality, culturally appropriate, and responsive to clients’ needs.

Services

Unity Health Care, Inc. is Washington, DC's largest nonprofit health and social services organization serving more than 81,000 individuals and families annually.  Unity serves individuals and families in all eight wards of the District of Columbia through its network of health service centers that include Community Health Centers, sites serving homeless individuals and a mobile medical outreach unit.  Unity serves the most vulnerable residents of the District including the uninsured, working poor, homeless, the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. Case Management/Social Services, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Gynecology, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Van/Transportation, Optometry Services, Pediatrics, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Smoking Cessation, TB screening/education, Well Child Check-ups

Linkages

A Community Partnership of organizations coordinates an array of housing services and community planning.  in addition to Unity, the Partnership includes: the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families, and Elders; Pathways to Housing; Department of Mental Health; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; and eight outreach agencies( Georgetown Ministry Center, Neighbors Consejo, Community Council for the Homeless, Unity's mobile medical van, Rachael's Women's Center, Salvation Army "Grate Patrol, " DC Central Kitchen's "First Helping" program, and UPO Shelter Hotline vans.  Unity Participates in planning and organization meetins for this coalition. This partnership extends Unity's referral network for housing services as well as its reach to people in need.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 20,000

Patients served: 8,343

Subcontractors

So Others Might Eat, Inc. (SOME)

60 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Contact:
John Adams
Phone:
(202) 797-8806
Fax:
             (202) 265-3849
Email:
some@some.org