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Barbara McInnis House

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Albany St
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
United States
David Munson, MD Medical Director
Phone Number:
(857) 654-1782
(857) 654-1093

Since 1988, medical respite care has been an essential component of the continuum of healthcare services provided by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). Originating as shelter-based medical beds, medical respite care for men and women is now provided in one freestanding facility, the 104-bed Barbara McInnis House which is housed in the top three floors of Jean Yawkey Place on Albany Street in Boston and located across the street from Boston Medical Center.
Jean Yawkey Place is home not only to the medical respite program but also the dental program, a busy pharmacy and ambulatory clinic, and administration for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.
The McInnis House provides care to men and to women, and provides comprehensive medical, nursing, behavioral, dental, and case management services in an environment sensitive to the needs of homeless adults. In addition, we offer detox and treatment on demand for substance use disorder.
The McInnis House offers three meals per day that are served in the dining room. Patients recuperate in private, semi-private or two to six bed-rooms. The program admits patients 24 hours per day, seven days a
week from hospitals, shelters, emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and directly from the street by referral from the BHCHP Street Team.

Operating Agency:
Facility Type:
Stand-alone Facility
Number of Beds:
Hours of Operation:
Average Length of Stay:
2 weeks
Admission Criteria:

Patients must have an acute medical need that cannot be managed in shelter or on the street and be independent with their activities of daily living.

Clinical Staff:
Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Community Health Worker
Clinical Services Provided:
Wound care, medication-assisted treatment for SUD, IV antibiotics, behavioral health care, chronic disease management, post hospital care, peri-operative care
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, Medicaid/Medicare, Private Donations, Local/State Government