Circle The City Medical Respite
Circle the City (CTC) is Phoenix’s first medical respite center for homeless individuals. CTC collaborates with local healthcare systems to provide a comprehensive set of medical and social services to homeless patients suffering from acute illness or injury. While admitted to the respite center, patients benefit from 24/7 physician oversight, daily nursing care and non-licensed caregiver support, psychiatric consultation, physical therapy, case management, room and board, etc. In this way, Circle the City fulfills its mission of providing “a time and a place to heal” to people experiencing homelessness. CTC’s 17,000 square foot medical respite center at 333 W. Indian School houses 50 beds, including a dedicated 8-bed women’s unit, an on-site clinic with two private exam rooms, shared living and dining spaces for patients, a physical therapy room , salon, as well as CTC’s administrative offices. CTC employs approximately 25 staff members including nurses, patient aides, case managers, a driver, 24/7 security, housekeeping and other administrative staff.
On a typical day at CTC, a patient can expect to receive a comfortable night’s sleep in a semi-private dorm setting, three full meals prepared by CTC’s on-site chef, visit(s) with one of our on-site physicians and case managers, and if indicated, appointments with a staff physical therapist, psychiatrist or other specialist. CTC’s core outcomes include the full completion of a patient’s medical treatment plan, a safe discharge to permanent or transitional housing, a connection between each patient and a primary care physician, and a clearly defined plan for supporting the patient’s ongoing medical, psychiatric and prescription needs.