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Crusaders Community Health

Crusaders Central Clinic Association’s Primary Health Care for the Homeless Program (PHCHP) provides regularly scheduled services at satellite clinics where persons who are homeless frequently congregate.


Primary care services are delivered at several sites in the Rock River Valley area, including the Red Cross Shelter, Salvation Army Rehab Center, Hope Place, WAVE Domestic Violence Shelter, The Carpenter’s Place, and several soup kitchens. A multi-disciplinary team of approximately 10 FTE staff help clients access medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and entitlement resources. Crusaders Clinic has developed a chronic disease model of care for hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis C, asthma, and substance abuse. Nurses and case managers provide outreach services, identify clients, eliminate barriers to care, and monitor clients’ progress. Adult/Vocational Education, Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, OB/GYN, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pain Clinic, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Shelter outreach, Specialty Care, STD Testing, Street Outreach, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation


Crusaders Central Clinic has linkages with the local mental health agency, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, Salvation Army Rehab Center, Red Cross Shelter, Hope Place, Carpenter’s Place, youth shelters, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) transitional living sites.


Estimated homeless population: 2,000

Patients served: 1,700


General Info


Gordon Eggers

HCH Coordinator

Shelton Kay

Medical Director

Dawn Mellish

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(815) 490-1600

Fax Number

(815) 490-1766




Physical Address

1200 West State St
Rockford, IL 61102

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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.

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