MARY HOWARD HEALTH CENTER Providing comprehensive health care to people who are homeless
Comprehensive, continuous health care of homeless people with positive outcomes is achievable.
About Us The Mary Howard Health Center is the only primary health care center in Philadelphia that serves people who are experiencing homelessness. A nurse-managed center, Mary Howard is based on the premise that comprehensive, effective health care of homeless people resulting in excellent outcomes is achievable.
Our Staff Our bilingual staff includes nurse practitioners and nurses, a social worker and two psychiatric nurse practitioners. Mary Howard nurse practitioners hold advanced practice degrees and provide comprehensive, holistic health care.
Our Services A source of primary care in Philadelphia for nearly 15 years, Mary Howard Health Center offers the following services: Comprehensive primary care Management of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension Family planning services including treatment for STDs Rapid HIV testing and counseling Substance abuse and mental health treatment on site and by referral Referrals to additional health and social service providers Health education and disease prevention Enrollment in insurance and public benefits Nutrition counseling Optometry
Hours Mary Howard Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and Saturday hours are often available.
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At Mary Howard, no one is turned away. We provide quality services to all, regardless of ability to pay. All forms of health insurance are accepted including Medicaid, Medicaid managed
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I like the cleanliness, safety and atmosphere of the building. My primary care practitioner is wonderful. The service at Mary Howard Health Center is excellent.” - Mary Howard Health Center client
I am thrilled to have a health care agency that I can trust with my clients where they can get immediate care in a wonderful environment.” - Case Manager
I love the staff. They’re very nice people. They always have a smile for me which makes me want to smile and be happy.” - Mary Howard Health Center client
About Health Care for the Homeless: Public Health Management Corporation (formerly Philadelphia Health Management Corporation) began the Health Care for the Homeless Program (HCH) in 1985 to address the unmet health needs of homeless people. The program provides health care outreach and services to shelter residents at over 40 shelters throughout the city and Delaware County. HCH has a strong public health focus providing immunizations for children entering the shelter system, TB surveillance and stemming outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in shelters.
Please call 215.592.4500 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Who Was MARY HOWARD? Mary Howard was a homeless Philadelphian who was well-known in the homeless community. Mary’s everpresent smile and positive attitude touched and inspired those who knew her. Mary passed away in 1995
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Mary Howard Health Center is managed by Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). PHMC is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. For more information, please visit PHMC.ORG. Mary Howard Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Mary Howard Health Center operates with support from the following: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Independence Foundation; Independence Blue Cross; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The PHMC Health Center Network also includes the following health centers: PHMC HEALTH CONNECTION
PHMC CARE CLINIC
1035 West Berks Street
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Philadelphia, PA 19123
RISING SUN HEALTH CENTER
500 Adams Avenue at Rising Sun Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19120 215.279.9666 PHONE PHMC is a United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Community Partner
Published on May 1, 2011