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Southwest Community Health Center – McKinney Health Care for the Homeless

SWCHC’s McKinney Homeless Program has served Bridgeport’s homeless since 1987. In 2018, Southwest UDS data show the main diagnoses, for persons experiencing homelessness, to be, in descending order: Overweight/obesity, hypertension, depression, diabetes, substance abuse, other mental health issues, anxiety, and asthma. In 2018, SWCHC treated 2,102 persons who experienced homelessness, of whom 803 (38.2%) are male, 651 (30.9%) are female, and 8 identify as transgender, and 640 chose other or did not disclose. A total of 13,777 visits were generated under this program in 2018.


Primary Medical Care
Dental Health Care
Behavioral Health Care
Medication Assisted Treatment
HIV/HepC/ID Treatment


The Salvation Army, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Bridgeport Homeless Outreach Treatment Team, CT State Adult Probation (Bridgeport), Alpha Community Services/Families in Transition, Regional Network of Programs. The Greater Bridgeport Area Continuum of Care, Bridgeport Mental Health Crisis Unit, The National HCH Clinicians Network.


Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 2,100


General Info


Mollie L. Melbourne

HCH Coordinator

Nancy Citarella

Medical Director

Dara Richards, MD

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(203) 330-6000




Physical Address

46 Albion St
Bridgeport, CT 06605

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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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