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Franklin Primary Health Center

Member of the Council badgeFranklin Primary Health Center operates the H.E. Savage Memorial Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which provides multidisciplinary services to individuals who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless as defined by Department of Human Services Section 330 (h) Grant Program.


Services provided by HCH are as follows:
-24 hour emergency on-call
-Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services
-Primary Health Care
-Case Management/Social Services
-Dental Services
-Health/Nutritional Education
-HIV/AIDS screening/education
-Optometry Services
-Street Outreach
-Referrals for Specialty Care
-STD Testing
-Substance Abuse Screening and Education
-TB screening
-Transportation services
Medications are provided through Franklin’s Pharmacy, Ozanam Pharmacy, and prescription assistance programs

In addition, behavioral health specialists, medical social workers, outreach case managers, and support staff are available to provide comprehensive services. Substance abuse assessment and referral services, as well as mental health services, are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. Social services also include food, medications, assistance with housing, and additional referrals to community agencies. HCH also provides a dedicated van service.


Mental health services are provided on-site and by referral to the Mobile Mental Health Center. Residential substance abuse treatment is provided by referral to the Mobile Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Wings of Life, and Franklin Primary Health Center’s Substance Abuse Program. We work closely with Housing First Inc. to assist our clients in obtaining housing. Staff also works with Social Security Disability to help clients acquire their benefits.


Estimated homeless population: 3,200

Patients served: 2,700



General Info


Charles White, CEO

HCH Coordinator

Sharon Brammer, CRNP

Medical Director

Prince Uzoije, MD

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(251) 694-1801




Physical Address

1201 Springhill Ave.
Mobile, AL 36604

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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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