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Optimus Health Care, Inc.
Optimus Health Care, Inc. is a federal qualified health center (FQHC) as of the year 1976. The Center serves lower Fairfield County in medically under served areas including the City of Bridgeport, City of Stratford, and the City of Stamford, Connecticut. Optimus Health Care, Inc. is comprised of eleven primary health care delivery sites, six school based health centers, it manages an SBHC in the City of Stratford, three homeless health center sites, and a Women Infant and Children (WIC) program – in collaboration with Southwest Community Health Center. Optimus Health Care, Inc.’s goals and mission are to provide primary health care and supplemental services to the uninsured and under-insured. The HCH program operated by Stamford Community Health Center offers health education, oral health, mental health, and substance abuse services. These services are offered at the Shelter for the Homeless and at health center sites.
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.
24 hour emergency on-call, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Diabetes Testing/Care, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Mental Health Counseling, OB/GYN, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care
Estimated homeless population: 900
Patients served: 500
Dental Center of Stamford
587 Elm Street Stamford, CT 06902
Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.
597 South Pacific Street Stamford, CT 06902
922 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901
6 Woodland Place, Stamford, CT 06901-1014
F.S. Dubois Center
780 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06905
Ludwig M. Spinelli
Maureen Flanagan, APRN
Richard Torres, MD
982 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608