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Samaritan Homeless Center

Member of the Council badgeSamaritan Health Center (formerly the Samaritan Homeless Clinic) is an ambulatory care department of Five Rivers Health Centers located near the Families and Women Gateway Shelter. All integrated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary services are housed in one site. Off site, the clinic runs an apartment respite care program.


Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives, Dental/Oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Labs, Respite Care, Medication Prescribing, Mental Health Counseling, Electronic Medical Records, HIV/AIDS screening, Immunizations, Intepretation Services, Outreach, STD Testing, Outreach and Enrollment Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Transportation Needs, Life Skills Classes., MAT Program.


The Samaritan Homeless Clinic is active in Shelter Providers Committee and Emergency Housing Coalition, a group of some 28 public, private, and not-for-profit agencies that have a major involvement with persons who are homeless and collaborate to maximize services and reduce duplicate efforts. The clinic also participates in the Continuum of Care process, Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, and in several U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Housing Programs. Patients graduating from the clinic are transitioned to neighborhood health centers with a sliding scale fee. The Combined Health District provides HIV education/testing, TB care/follow-up, and childhood immunizations. The AIDS Resource Center Ohio provides medical care, case management, and housing.


Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 2,400


Dayton Optometric Center, Inc.

813 Troy Street Dayton, OH 45404
Ron Gilbert 
(937) 228-2020 
(937) 228-8769

American Red Cross Family Living Center 

829 S. Gettysburg Dayton, OH 45408 

University Medical Services Association 

PO Box 1144 Dayton, OH 45401-1144 
Brenda Roman, MD
(937) 259-9926 
(937) 259-9999 

General Info


Gina McFarlane-El

HCH Coordinator

Gina McFarlane-El

Medical Director

Mamle Anim

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(937) 461-1376




Physical Address

921 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45417

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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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