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Metro Community Provider Network Homeless Project

Member of the Council badgeMetro Community Provider Network (MCPN) Homeless Project addresses the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Aurora and Lakewood.

Services

Medical services include urgent and primary care, treatment of acute and chronic illness, physical exams, family planning, diabetes testing and care, immunizations, flu vaccinations, x-rays, blood pressure monitoring, health education, nutrition counseling, well child check-ups, HIV and TB screening and education, optometry services, treatment for Black Lung, asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and referrals for specialty care. Dental services include emergency, primary, and preventive dental services for children and adults, treatment and x-rays, replacement of missing teeth, crowns, bridges, and partials. Behavioral health services include case management, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, on-the-job job training, outreach, transportation, and child development services.

Linkages

MCPN has numerous linkages in the community to serve individuals who are homeless. Through referral mechanisms and on-site access, services are provided by Aurora Mental Health, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Aurora Housing Authority, Comitis Crisis Center, Inter-Faith Ministries, Tri-County Health Department, Jefferson County Health Department, and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.inkages include the county indigent care hospital, public health department, Mental Health Authority, local homeless shelters, and inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. BHC works closely with local businesses, universities, specialty clinics, churches, and other faith-based groups to provide seamless health care. BHC played an integral role in establishing a system to connect homeless services in Birmingham, known as Metropolitan Birmingham Services for the Homeless (MBSH).

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 3,100

Subcontractors

North Aurora Family Health Center

3292 Peoria Street Aurora, CO 80010

Phone:

(303) 360-6276 ext 2214

Fax:

(303) 343-1006

Email:

kwatson@mcpn.org

General Info

Director

Ben Wiederholt

HCH Coordinator

Cameron Shropshire

Medical Director

Lynn Bakken

UDS Number
080730

Contact Info

Phone Number

(303) 761-1977

Email

cameron.shropshire@mcpn.org

Website

http://www.mcpn.org

Address

Physical Address

North Aurora Family Health Center
3292 Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80010-7203

Mailing Address

MCPN Administration, Inc.
3701 South Broadway Street
Englewood, CO 80113

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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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