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Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)

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Philadelphia’s Health Care for the Homeless Program, administered by Public Health Management Corporation, provides primary health care, social services and behavioral health care in Philadelphia, and through sub-contract in Delaware County. Outreach is provided at 40 shelters, day programs and other facilities that serve the homeless. Comprehensive physical health, behavioral health, family planning and social services are provided at the Mary Howard Health Center, located in center city Philadelphia. Additional HCH sites where primary care is delivered are the Stenton Family Manor and People’s Emergency Shelter, both in family shelters.

Under HCH are two primary care in public housing sites: The Rising Sun Health Center and the PHMC Health Connection. Within the last year HCH added the Care Clinic, a primary care site for people with HIV/AIDS. Effective December 2011, HCH has added an additional health center, Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso). The center serves the medically under and uninsured, homeless, chronically ill, low-income populations.


HCH provides family planning, behavioral health and social services at shelter-based clinics as well as at HCH health centers and public housing sites. The project is part of the Governor’s Diabetes Collaborative.

Optometric services and nutritional services are also provided. Dental is NOT provided on-site. 24-hour emergency on-call, Adult/Vocational Education, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Housing placement, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, OB/GYN, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, Shelter outreach, Specialty Care, STD Testing, Street Outreach, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Well Child Check-ups


The project has linkages to all major City departments, substance abuse programs, HIV/AIDS organizations, the Family Planning Council, hospitals, domestic abuse programs and homeless and housing advocacy programs. Staff have knowledge of (and often linkage to) transitional and permanent housing programs, food cupboards and other services.


Estimated homeless population: 22,636

Patients served: 9,128


ChesPenn Health Services 

1300 West Ninth Street Chester, PA 19013 Contact: Sandy Gallagher Phone: (610) 874-6231 Ext. 241 Fax: (610) 876-1616 Email: chespenn@aol.com

Office of Addiction Services

1101 Market Street, 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107  Contact: Martin Levine  Phone: (215) 592-5405  Fax: 215/686-5427

Horizon House, Inc. 

714 Market Street, Suite 409 Philadelphia, PA 19106  Contact: David Dunbeck  Phone: (215) 925-4070  Fax: (215) 925-0771

Interim House West 

4150-52 Parkside Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104-1037 Contact: Angie Alomar Phone: (215) 871-0300  Fax: (215) 477-0244

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

1101 Market Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 Contact: Ora King  Phone: 215/685-4379  Fax: (215) 685-4986

PHMC Health Connection 

1200 Callowhill Street, Suite 101 Philadelphia, PA 19123 Contact: Alvin Kingcaid Phone:  215/219-9456 Fax: 215/825-8254

Rising Sun Health Center 

500 Adams Avenue,Philadelphia, PA 19120 Contact: Mariam Salahou  Phone: 215/279-9666 Fax: 215/279-9674 PHMC Care Clinic 1600 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130 Phone: (215) 787-9617

Congeso Health Center, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

216 W. Somerset Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133 Contact: Jose Rivera Phone: 267/765-2272 Fax: 215/291-9153

General Info


Richard J. Cohen, PhD

Medical Director

Sandra Orlin, MSN

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(215) 985-2500




Physical Address

260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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