Based on a volunteer model, the Nursing Clinic of Battle Creek (NCBC) has a cadre of 16 physicians. An additional 50 physicians and specialists receive referrals. The NCBC is strategically located in the Post-Franklin neighborhood of Battle Creek. The Clinic's location allows for service to the target population comprising adults staying at shelters (The Haven, Inasmuch House, S.A.F.E. Place) and families and individuals who access limited financial assistance programs. The NCBC provides a comfortable and non-threatening health care environment for economically disadvantaged citizens of Battle Creek. Clients come via word of mouth, referrals from health care sources, Human Services Department, and County Health Plan. NCBC is a partnership with physicians, Battle Creek Health System, and Calhoun County Public Health Department, which serves as fiduciary agent.
Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers, including general and specialty physicians, podiatrists, dieticians, pharmacists, therapists, and nurses. The NCBC provides primary health care, health
education, and substance abuse and mental health referrals. Mental health and substance abuse services are provided on-site.
Linkages have been developed with the Battle Creek Health System, Family Independence Agency (Calhoun County Department of Social Services), Summit Pointe (Calhoun County Mental Health), Fieldstone Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, City of Battle Creek, and a wide variety of other human service providers. Laboratory, radiology, and diagnostic services are provided via linkages with Regional Medical Laboratories and Radiology Consultants. Substance abuse assessment and treatment is coordinated through South Central Michigan Substance Abuse Commission. Specialty medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment is arranged on an individual basis with physicians who accept responsibility for indigent care without reimbursement. Eyeglasses are provided through the local Lions Club.
Estimated homeless population: 2,000 Patients served: 1,561
Calhoun County Public Health Department
Contact: Diane Teagardin
Email: email@example.com Phone: (269) 966-1466 140 West Michigan Avenue
Fax: (269) 966-2844 Battle Creek, MI 49014
34 Green Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014
John Collins, DO/Philip Ptacin, MD
Downriver Community Services Homeless Health Care Project serves persons in Macomb and St. Clair Counties.
The Mobile Health Team, comprising a full-time nurse practitioner and two full-time RNs, conducts outreach and refers patients to Downriver Community Services, New Haven Medical Center, People's Clinic for Better Health, and Neighbors Caring for Neighbors for primary care and substance abuse services. In addition, clinics have been established in MATTS shelter and McRest Shelter.
Linkages include shelters and soup kitchens, Downriver Community Behavioral Health, Downriver Community Behavioral Health, Downriver Community Substance Abuse Services, Community Mental Health, Clearview Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center, and Harbor Children's Shelter.
Estimated homeless population: 11,000 Patients served: 7,012
Downriver Community Services Homeless Health Care Project
Subcontractor(s):Carolyn's Place / Safe Horizons
Contact: Jenny Schultz Phone: (810) 985-5538 PO Box 610968
Port Huron, MI 48061-0968
Contact: Misty Authier Phone: (586) 755-5191 24140 Mound Road
Fax: (586) 755-4865 Warren, MI 48091
Contact: Jimetta Lewis Phone: (586) 468-0775 20415 Erin
Fax: (586) 468-2781 Roseville, MI 48066
Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic
Contact: Nadine Sheehan 215 North Avenue Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Contact: Steve Lindsey Phone: (810) 982-1020 511 Union
Fax: (810) 982-8745 Port Huron, MI 48060
Contact: Sue Coats Phone: (586) 463-6990 PO Box 1123
Fax: (586) 463-1771 Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
555 St. Clair River Drive
Algonac, MI 48001
Margaret Hader, MSW, ACSW
Ramesh Kilaru, MD
The Family Health Center Health Care for the Homeless program was established in 1987 to ensure access to primary health care and substance abuse services through integrated systems of care for people who are homeless . The HCH program operates on the premises of the Ministry with Community Center which houses the HCH clinic, a drop-in center, an emergency overnight shelter, a soup kitchen, and a food and clothing bank.
The Family Health Center HCH Program provides basic health, diagnostic, preventive, acute or urgent care, and pharmaceutical services. Primary care services are provided by a physician and mid-level providers. HCH also conducts intensive outreach, case management, housing, income, and transportation linkage activities, as well as referrals and funding for radiology, laboratory, and dental services. HCH assesses mental health and substance abuse issues and provides treatment and/or referral when necessary.
HCH has referral arrangements with Borgess Medical Center, Bronson Methodist Hospital, a number of specialty care providers in the area, and Central Assessment Screening Services for substance abuse counseling. Other linkages include surrounding shelters and the Health Disparities Collaborative sponsored by HRSA.
Estimated homeless population: 6,600 Patients served: 2,500
Family Health Center, Inc. - Health Care for the Homeless
117 West Paterson Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
431 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Anthony King, CEO
Willis Cain, MA, LBSW, CACI
Rockelle Rogers, MD
Through a mobile health team, Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) provides comprehensive primary health care to persons who are homeless in Genesee County at seven clinic sites in missions, shelters, and other multi-service agencies.
An outreach coordinator, mid-level provider, caseworker, and a medical assistant staff the HCHN homeless program. Services include family planning, prescription medication, laboratory testing, preventive dental services, transportation, OB program, TB testing, substance abuse, and mental health referrals. A Family Independence Agency eligibility worker, stationed at the main clinic, assists clients in applying for benefits and entitlements. In addition to providing medical services, the mobile health team places strong emphasis on providing health
education on the non-medical factors that influence homelessness in the community. This approach is an attempt to treat the whole person both physically and mentally as part of the case management process.
Partnerships and linkages include Shelter of Flint, REACH, Community Mental Health, Salvation Army, Transition House, Odyssey House, Inner City Outreach, and Carriage Town Mission.
Estimated homeless population: 5,000 Patients served: 462
Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc.
Subcontractor(s):Community Recovery Services
Contact: Chris Flores Phone: (810) 238-2068
711 North Saginaw Street, Suite 323
Fax: (810) 238-0055 Flint, MI 48505
400 North Saginaw Street, Suite 300
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 787-4445 Ext. 2412
Michael Giacalone, MD
Sparrow Community Health Center is one of nine stand-alone centers within the community health center network of the Ingham County Health Department. It is the designated site for the provision of health care services to homeless individuals. Outreach and service delivery is provided at homeless shelters by a mobile health team.
Primary care medical services comprise the bulk of services rendered. Augmenting these services are participation in Title X (Family Planning), Title XV (Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program), Vaccines for Children, on-site substance abuse treatment, and smoking cessation counseling. STI/HIV screening and treatment is available as well as enabling services by a social worker, nutritionist, and other support staff. Other services, such as dental, are provided through referral within Ingham County’s Community Health Center Network.
Networking with a local neighborhood center has yielded improved access to health care. Involvement with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension service offers a referral source to assist with chronic disease
management. Attending physicians from MSU provide volunteer after hours medical services and limited access to specialty care on-site.
Estimated homeless population: 1,200 Patients served: 3,058
Ingham County Health Department
Sparrow Community Health Center
5303 South Cedar
Lansing, MI 48909
1322 East Michigan, Suite 308
Lansing, MI 48911
Bruce B. Bragg
Philip Wilkinson, MSW
Dean Sienko, MD
Saint Mary's Health Care 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.
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
Saint Mary's Health Care/Heartside Clinic and Clinica Santa Maria
Subcontractor(s):Cherry Street Health Services
Contact: Chris Shey Phone: (616) 235-7272 550 Cherry Street SE
Fax: (616) 235-0739 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Community College Dental Plan
Contact: Jim Holyfield Phone: (616) 234-4237 143 Bostwick NE Grand Rapids, MA 49503
200 Jefferson SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Roxie Miller/Virginia Morales
Ernest Quiroz, MD/Healther Romero, M
Detroit Health Care for the Homeless (DHCH) maintains five outreach sites and a stationary clinic in Detroit. The stationary clinic operates five days per week.
Direct services include prevention, medical, nursing, dental, social work, and pharmacy. Mental health and substance abuse services are provided on-site by DHCH staff in addition to referrals to community agencies and treatment facilities.
Subspecialty, hospital, emergency, laboratory, and radiology services are provided by community resources. Social service problems are addressed by clinic social/outreach workers and a network of referrals in the community. Substance abuse treatment is available to individuals with alcohol/drug abuse problems who are homeless through community agreements and the Detroit Health Department Bureau of Substance Abuse. Psychiatric treatment is available through an agreement with Managed Care Group of Detroit and Wayne County (formally Detroit Central City Community Mental Health). DHCH also has linkages with New Center Mental Health, Detroit Health Department, and Visiting Nurses Association. St. John Health (System) provides specialty referral services and hospitalization.
Estimated homeless population: 16,000 Patients served: 6,948
Waller Health Care for the Homeless
Subcontractor(s):Detroit Health Department
Contact: James Blessman Phone: (313) 876-4000 1151 Taylor
Fax: (313) 871-5363 Detroit, MI 48202
University of Detroit Mercy Dental School
Contact: Pamela Herrerra
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (313) 494-6620 8200 West Outer Drive
Fax: (313) 494-6627 Detroit, MI 48219-3580