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

Health Care for the Homeless

Access to health care is a right,
not a privilege

The Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program of Manchester 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 three locations:

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 locations listed below
An innovative delivery

Connecting Care

Manchester Mobile Health Care connects comprehensive healthcare services on-site to individuals throughout our community. It brings all of the functions of a doctor’s office to the streets, allowing providers to conduct checkups, draw bloodwork, give vaccinations and provide counseling.



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


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.


HCH Manchester employs a Health Educator who conducts classes at clinic, at Families In Transition Adult Emergency 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.

National & Local Recognition
Community Health Quality Recognition

Congratulations to CMC’s Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), which has again been recognized as being one of the top health centers. HCH, a program of the City of Manchester, offers primary care, behavioral health and social work services with dignity and compassion to individuals experiencing homelessness. Thank you to our dedicated HCH team!.
October 2021

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Quality Improvement Award

Congratulations to our Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) team. Their skills and dedication have earned them a Quality Improvement Award from Health Resources & Services Administration and ranked them in the top 10% for best overall clinical performance amongst all community health centers nationwide.
August 2020

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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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