Health Care for the Homeless Program of Manchester
The Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program of Manchester is also known as the Mobile Community Health Team (MCHT) at 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 to come to the HCH Manchester Clinic. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
For more information please call the HCH Manchester clinic team directly at:
603.663.8718 or call the program’s administrative office at: 603.663.8716.
HCH Clinic @ New Horizons Shelter
199 Manchester Street (between Pine & Union )
Manchester NH 03103
Patients are welcome to walk-in for care at New Horizons, no appointment is needed.
(Families in Transition Housing location sessions are by appointment only.)
The mission of HCH Manchester is: “To guarantee access to high quality comprehensive health care for all people who are homeless in Manchester, in a way that respects their dignity. HCH believes that access to health care is a right not a privilege.” Outreach healthcare is central to HCH philosophy and practice. The HCH Manchester program is made possible through generous support from the Manchester Health Department and Catholic Medical Center.
HCH Manchester offers clinic sessions daily at New Horizons Shelter. Appointments are not necessary. 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, and assistance with entitlements such as Food stamps, Medicaid and Disability applications. In addition, dental care and eye care is available on a limited basis.
The HCH clinic team includes two physicians, three nurse practitioners, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, three nurses, one social worker, and one front desk clerk/program assistant. HCH Manchester also employs a Street Outreach Nurse who conducts tours four days each week to meet people at the Homeless Services Center, smaller shelters in town, and at various other locations to assist people who would like to visit or enroll in the HCH clinic for care. HCH Manchester also 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.
The National HCH Council's site: www.nhchc.org to learn more about health care for the Homeless programs nationwide.