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A look at the program . . .
The Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program provides medical services, otherwise known as primary care, which includes treatment of illness or injury as well as preventive care, education, limited prescription coverage and
The staff includes a medical director, examiner, nurses, and DOH staff.Pinellas County Homeless residents can receive basic healthcare in two primary locations: Bayside Health Clinic and with the Mobile Medical Unit.
Bayside Health Clinic
Bayside Health Clinic provides basic medical care to homeless individuals residing in Pinellas County. The clinic located mid-county at 14808 49th St. N., Clearwater next to the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter is a one-story, free-standing facility with exam rooms and a dental office.
Mobile Medical Unit
The mobile unit is a medical office on wheels. It has provided basic care for more than 20 years. Pinellas County homeless can receive basic health care on the mobile medical unit at no charge. Emergency services are not provided on the unit. The unit travels to multiple locations in Pinellas County serving homeless residents who have no insurance.
Please complete the Enrollment Application prior to arriving in person at the Mobile Medical Unit or Bayside Health Clinic.
You can visit either the Bayside Health Clinic or the Mobile Medical Unit.
1. Bayside Health Clinic
Mobile Medical Unit
The service locations and operational times have been set in an effort to reach the largest number of people in need.
2. St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen
3. Homeless Emergency Project
4. Pinellas Hope
5. Salvation Army ARC
6. Salvation Army One Stop
7. St. Vincent De Paul Center of Hope
You may apply for services from any location using a computer with an internet connection, including at the county Human Services Offices.
The program serves all homeless patients regardless of their ability to pay. A sliding scale fee discount program is available for individuals under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Committed to Quality and Performance
The Health Care for the Homeless Program is committed to high quality clinical services and using evidence-based practices. The clinicls medical and nursing staff follow evidence-based national health care guidelines from sources such as American Academy of Family Practice, American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guidelines, Centers for Disease Control, and United States Preventive Services Task Force.
In 2016, the Pinellas County HCH program became a Patient Centered Medical Home, a recognition status earned through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Patient centered medical homes (PCMH) transform primary care practices into what patients want: health care that focuses on them and their needs. Everyone in the practice - from clinicians to front desk staff - work as a team to coordinate care from other providers and community resources. This transformation is an ongoing continuous quality improvement effort.
In addition in 2018, Pinellas County has again been awarded HRSA's Quality Improvement Award for making significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Read more here.
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