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New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc Health Care for the Homeless Medical Respite

Established:
2019
Agency:
New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc
Address:
111 A Berry Ave
Greer, South Carolina 29651
United States
Contact:
Brandon Cook
Phone Number:
(864) 729-8330
Fax:
(864) 770-1977
Description:

Launched in January 2019 in partnership with Miracle Hill Rescue Mission in Greenville SC. 6 beds in a shelter based setting with a nurse and a care advocate who work alongside the shelter staff in order to provide support while patients are in the program.

Operating Agency:
HCH
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
6
Hours of Operation:
Respite staff available Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, shelter is open to residence 24/7/365, with shelter administrative staff available Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Average Length of Stay:
3-4 weeks
Admission Criteria:

The patient must be experiencing homelessness as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Can not be a danger to oneself or others.
Must have the ability to access medications required for treatment and must have medication in hand for a minimum of 30 days.
Must be in need of a safe environment that is less restrictive than an inpatient hospital setting and no longer meeting criteria for admission in that facility.
Can not have deterioration in psychiatric condition or environment, which may, if not addressed, result in severe exacerbation of symptoms leading to potential hospitalization or loss of community placement.
Must be willing to be treated voluntarily.
Must be medically stable, not in active alcohol withdrawal.
Must agree to a personal belongings inventory and person search upon admission into the medical respite facility.
Must agree to a urine drug screen if there is a suspicion of substance abuse
Must absolutely be 18 years of age or older (and male).
The referring professional/agency has a firm plan for client service disposition upon discharge from HMRP.
Patient agrees to host medical respite site’s code of conduct and rules

Clinical Staff:
Nurse, Social Worker
Clinical Services Provided:
Medical support and access to primary care services as well as coordinating and assisting with follow up visits to specialty care. Nursing staff completes nurse assessments on an ongoing basis and the Care Advocate provides access to non-medical resources on an ongoing basis.
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management