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Pinellas County Health Care for the Homeless Program

The Pinellas County Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program provides medical services, otherwise known as primary care, which includes treatment of illness and injury as well as preventative care, education, limited prescription coverage and referrals for lab work, specialty care, dental assistance, behavioral-mental health assistance, and substance abuse treatment. Pinellas County homeless residents can receive basic healthcare in two primary locations: Bayside Health Clinic and the Mobile Medical Unit. The program is funded in part by Pinellas County Human Services, the Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

The Bayside Health Clinic is located mid-county at 14808 49th St. N., Clearwater next to the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter. The facility is a one-story, free-standing building with exam rooms and a dental office. Hours of operation for the facility are: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. tp 12 noon.

The Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is a medical office on wheels. The MMU operates Monday through Friday and travels county-wide to shelters, drop-in centers, substance use treatment facilities, and other sites to assist the homeless.

Services

• Primary medical care, including lab work and necessary tests
• Wellness and prevention services, including annual physicals
• Prescriptions (No drugs are kept on site)
• Cancer screenings
• Nutrition education and counseling
• Behavioral health screening and referral to treatment (mental health and substance use)
• Case management services
• Preventative and restorative dental care
• Specialty care

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 6,696 in 2017

Patients served: 2,839 in 2018

Subcontractors

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County

205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone:

(727) 824-6900

Operation PAR

6655 66th St. N, St. Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Phone:

General Info

Director

Daisy Rodriguez

HCH Coordinator

Karen Yatchum

Medical Director

Chitra Ravindra

UDS Number

042040

Contact Info

Phone Number

(727) 453-7866

Email

kyatchum@co.pinellas.fl.us

Website

http://pinellascounty.org/humanservices/hch.htm

Address

Physical Address

14808 49th Street N.
Clearwater, FL 33762

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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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