Select Page

Swope Health Services

Swope Health Services’ Health Care for the Homeless Program, located in Swope Health Services, a community health center and behavioral health center, provides primary health care and support services – outreach, case management, outpatient, drug and alcohol services, counseling, medication, and dental for individuals who are homeless. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supportive service grants enable the program to provide prescription medication and collaboration with a behavioral health program to serve the chronic mentally ill.


The HCH project is located within Swope Health Services and on-site primary care is provided through the following clinics: adult medicine, OB-GYN, pediatrics, dental, vision, and behavioral health, on-site auxiliary services include radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, and optical shop. Homeless outreach provides health and support services at shelters, soup kitchens, drop-in centers, treatment facilities, on the streets, homeless camps, and other sites where homeless persons congregate. 24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Residential, Services in Supportive Housing, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray


Through a Homeless Services Coalition, the program is linked to all community service providers.


Estimated homeless population: 15,000

Patients served: 3,500

General Info


Dave Barber

HCH Coordinator

Michelle Keller

Medical Director

Kenneth Thomas

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(816) 923-5800




Physical Address

3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

Blank - Please do not delete
Blank - Please do not delete
District of Columbia
Blank - Please do not delete
Blank - Please do not delete
Blank - Please do not delete

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.

Copyright © 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc. 
PO Box 60427 | Nashville, TN 37206 | (615) 226-2292 
Disclaimers and Payment Policies