Healthcare for the Homeless workers bent down talking with man at tent near river

Health Care for the Homeless Program of Manchester

Access to health care is a right,
not a privilege

The Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program of Manchester, also known as the Mobile Community Health Team (MCHT) at Catholic Medical Center, is made possible through generous support from the Manchester Health Department and Catholic Medical Center.

 
HCH Manchester conducts a primary care clinic at two locations: one clinic daily at the New Horizons for New Hampshire Shelter, and another clinic twice weekly (Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons) at the Families in Transition housing program. All persons who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of being homeless, are welcomed. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
 

Clinic services include:
 
  • Primary medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Addiction counseling
  • Nurse case management
  • Health education
  • Social services
  • Assistance with food stamps, Medicaid and disability applications
  • Dental care and eye care are also available on a limited basis
  • Patients are welcome to walk-in for care at the New Horizons location, no appointment is needed.
  • Families in Transition visits are by appointment only.
 
  

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES

CLINIC TEAM

The HCH clinic team includes  physicians,  nurse practitioners, a psychiatric nurse practitioner,  nurses, a social worker and a program assistant.

STREET OUTREACH

HCH Manchester also employs a street outreach nurse who meets people at the Homeless Services Center, smaller shelters in town, and at other locations to assist people who would like to visit or enroll in the HCH clinic for care.

HEALTH EDUCATION

HCH Manchester employs a Health Educator who conducts classes at clinic, at New Horizons shelter and at other locations in town. HCH Manchester collaborates with specialty health care providers and social service agencies statewide to insure comprehensive care for all patients.

Michael's Story

Michael’s success is one example of HCH’s commitment to integrated, patient-centered, long term care that respects the self-determination and dignity of the homeless population.

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Million Hearts

Hypertension is a leading cause of heart attacks, so the team at HCH used the grant to improve the way they measure blood pressure and help patients with hypertension keep it under control.

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