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Daily Planet Health Services (DPHS), established in 1969, provides a full range of health related services to individuals and families experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in the Greater Richmond Area. DPHS provides care at nine area locations.

DPHS also operates a Medical Respite program, co-located with its Southside Health Center, and a Safe Haven transitional housing program serving homeless adults experiencing mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or AIDS/HIV.


DPHS provides comprehensive primary care, oral health care, mental health (MH) services, pharmacy services, office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), specialty care (e.g. Ryan White program) and supportive services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

DPHS services are provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dentist, psychiatrists and psychiatric NP, licensed mental health clinicians, licensed and certified SA counselors; pharmacist, case managers, and outreach workers.


Connecting The Dots

Daily Planet Health Services has established linkages with several providers and agencies in the Richmond area.

These include Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems (VCUHS); Central Virginia HIV CARE Consortium (CVHCC); Richmond Behavioral Health Authority; Bon Secours Health System; the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM) Access Now initiative (a centralized specialty care referral system available to uninsured patients of safety net providers in Greater Richmond); VCU School of Pharmacy; The Healing Place (SA residential recovery program); Henrico Area Mental Health and Development Services; Virginia Department of Health; Commonwealth Catholic Charities; and Homeward (regional coordinator of homeless services).

DPHS also provides internship and externship placements for medical, dental, nursing, social work and pharmacy students at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.


Estimated homeless population: 4,500

Patients served: 7,298 (2022 UDS Submission)

Total UDS patient encounters: 45,494 (2022 UDS Submission)


Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Kroger Pharmacy 901 N. Lombardy Street Richmond, VA 23219 Contact: Julie Engler Phone: 804/213-3626

Bon Secours St. Joseph’s Outreach Clinic

800 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA 23227 Contact: Julie Call Phone: 804/517-5214

Lafayette Pharmacy

1011 Lafayette Street Richmond, VA 23221 Contact: Mel Fitzgerald Phone: 804/353-7726

VCU Health Systems

Department of Pharmacy Services Richmond, VA 23298 Contact: Laurel Loyd Phone: 804/828-0365

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Virginia Coordinated Care

Contact: Kimberly LewisPhone:804/828-6063

General Info


Anita Bennet, MHA

Chief Medical Officer

Patricia Cook, MD

Chief Administrative Officer

Brent Mast

Medical Director

Stephen Popovich

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(804) 783-2505




Main Location Physical Address

517 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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