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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.

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

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

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 900

Patients served: 500

Subcontractors

Dental Center of Stamford

587 Elm Street Stamford, CT 06902

Contact:

Adele Gordon

Phone:

(203) 969-0802

Fax:

(203) 326-2990

Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.

597 South Pacific Street Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:

(203) 348-2792

Fax:

(203) 348-5813

Slavin’s Pharmacy

922 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901

Phone:

(203) 323-2161

Inspirica

6 Woodland Place, Stamford, CT 06901-1014

Phone:

(203) 388-0100

F.S. Dubois Center

780 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06905

Phone:

(203) 388-1600

General Info

Director

Ludwig M. Spinelli

HCH Coordinator

Maureen Flanagan, APRN

Medical Director

Richard Torres, MD

UDS Number

011270

Contact Info

Phone Number

(203) 696-3260

Fax Number

(203) 339-7677

Email

mflanagan@opthc.org

Website

http://www.optimushealthcare.org

Address

Physical Address

982 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608

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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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