Primary Care Health Services, Inc – Health Care for the Homeless

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Primary Care Health Services, Inc – Health Care for the Homeless

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) serves a predominately urban population in the Greater Pittsburgh area, extending to the Mon Valley and Shenango Valley, with a large network of health professionals.


HCHP provides health and health related services through on-site clinics at shelters, drop-in centers, transitional/bridge housing programs, and soup kitchens. Services include primary care, needs assessments, pharmacy services, gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health including substance abuse, podiatry, dental, vision, and referrals to specialty services.


HCHP is part of a network of community based organizations serving individuals who are homeless. HCHP maintains strong working relationships with the Allegheny County Homeless Alliance, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Salvation Army, various academic institutions and hospital systems, and numerous soup kitchens, shelters, and human service agencies.


Estimated homeless population: 2,242

Patients served: 6,286


Community Human Services, Corporation 

374 Lawn Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Contact: Rebecca Labovick  Phone: (412) 621-6513 Fax: (412) 621-7137

Connect, Incorporated 

300 Chamber Plaza Charleroi, PA 15022-1607  Contact: William Leech  Phone: (724) 489-9100  Fax: (724) 684-6227

East Liberty Family Health Center 

7171 Churchland Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Contact: David Hall  Phone: (412) 661-2802  Fax: (412) 661-8020 Family Links, Incorporated  250 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Contact:  Joann Goodall  Phone: (412) 471-6160  Fax: (412) 471-6747

First Step Recovery Homes

330 Penny Street McKeesport, PA 15132  Contact: Keith Giles  Phone: (412) 673-2114  Fax: (412) 673-1807

House of the Crossroads 

2012 Centre Avenue, P.O. Box 2548 Pittsburgh, PA 15230 Contact:  Lawrence DeMarzo  Phone: (412) 281-5265  Fax: (412) 281-4397

Mercy Behavioral Health/ Operation Safety Net

249 South 9th Street, Building 4, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Contact: Lynetta Ward Phone: (412) 246-2980  Fax: (412) 232-3726

Mon Yough Community Services 

500 Walnut Street McKeesport, PA 15132 Contact: Amy Wedner Phone: (412) 675-8865  Fax: (412) 675-1731

Primary Health Net 

100 Shenango Avenue, P.O. Box 716 Sharon, PA 16146  Contact:  Jennie Slabe Phone: (724) 342-3002  Fax: (724) 342-6616

Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations Montefiore Hospital 

200 Lothrop Street, Suite 933W Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Contact: Mary Herbert  Phone: (412) 692-4901  Fax: (412) 692-4325

Salvation Army 

865 West North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233 Contact: Paul Freyder Phone: (412) 231-0500  Fax: (510) 427-4613 Email: (412) 231-7809

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian

3501 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213  Contact: Bruce Gnesda  Phone: (412) 586-9055 Fax: (412) 578-7735

General Info


Wilford A. Payne

HCH Coordinator

April Arsenault

Medical Director

Jerome Gloster

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(412) 244-4775

Fax Number

(412) 244-5162




Physical Address

7227 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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