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Christ Community Health Services, Inc.

Operation Outreach is a program, provided in part by Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) and Baptist Memorial Health Care, that exists to meet the health care needs of homeless individuals in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.


Primary health care services provided through the Baptist Operation Outreach Van Services include: behavior healthcare; spiritual healthcare; screenings for common health problems; health and developmental assessments for children; immunizations and other preventive care; diagnosis of medical problems and health needs; treatment and management of specific disease problems; treatment of minor injuries; and referrals to specialty services including diagnostic and dental services. Primary health care services are provided within the health centers for patients who are referred from Baptist Operation Outreach, reside in transitional living homes/shelters, and/or are in need of obstetrical care. Dental and pharmacy services are provided for those referred from the Baptist Operation Outreach Van and from CCHS providers.


Memphis Union Mission Dozier House and other homeless shelters serving women and children.


Estimated homeless population: 10,000

Patients served: 1,129

General Info


Shantelle Leatherwood

HCH Coordinator

Janice Taylor

Medical Director

Ben Andrews

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(901) 842-3170




Physical Address

2595 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Copyright © 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc. 
PO Box 60427 | Nashville, TN 37206 | (615) 226-2292 
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