To help ensure access to quality care as a community need, Neighborhood Health Center became an established Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) provider in 2012 and is one of more than 200 programs nationwide that is federally funded to specifically serve individuals experiencing homelessness.
Neighborhood Health Center’s HCH program provides access to comprehensive primary care, oral health, mental health and substance use services, as well as supportive community health services at no cost to the patient.
While HCH services are available at all Neighborhood Health Center offices, the Health Center’s Mattina office offers direct access to the program’s dedicated community health nurse practitioner, community health worker, and care manager.
Neighborhood Health Center providers and outreach workers are also out in the community weekly to facilitate the connection to primary and preventive care services.
If you or someone you know is living on the street, shelter, transitional housing, staying with friends or family temporarily, in a permanent supportive housing facility, or has experienced any of the arrangements above in the last year and is in need of primary and preventive care (and/or in need of a referral to supportive services), contact our HCH team at (716) 242-8615 or stop by one of our four offices Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.