Healthcare for the Homeless
Our Healthcare for the Homeless program reduces barriers and increases access to quality health care to those experiencing homelessness. Services are available at all Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) clinic sites, including our three Mobile Medical Units. Our clinics are often located near, or within, partner transitional housing programs, including organizations that focus on veterans and homeless youth and families. We are also proud to support the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s mission to eliminate homelessness by ensuring health care and secure housing for everyone.
No referral is needed to receive Healthcare for the Homeless services!
Call us today to start accessing services: (619) 515-2551
This number is not intended for emergency care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to the emergency room. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the toll-free Access and Crisis Line: 1(888) 724-7240 [TDD for the hearing impaired: (619) 641-6992], which is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
There is no wrong door to access services to end homelessness.
Our dedicated staff is here to help! Services we offer include:
- Primary Care
Patients receive treatment for sick visits, chronic conditions or medication, as well as preventative care. Our patients are also connected with resources for continuation of care to address acute care issues. Schedule an appointment by calling (619) 515-2300.
- Vision Care
Comprehensive vision services, including eye exams, cataract screening and prescriptions for contact lenses and eyeglasses, are available at our Logan Heights Family Health Center. Schedule an appointment by calling (619) 515-2398.
- Dental Care
Our six dental clinics provide services including cleanings, fillings, extractions and minor repairs to participants of the HCH program. Call (619) 515-2394 to schedule an appointment. HCH is proud to offer a Restorative Dental Program! Click here for more information.
- Mental Health & Counseling
Homeless individuals who do not have stable housing face unique daily challenges that can include managing a chronic disease or disability. Our trained clinicians employ various types of behavioral therapies and evidence-based practices to provide needed assistance and support. Call (619) 515-2388 to schedule an appointment.
- Medications Assistance
Our trained staff is dedicated to ensuring patients receive the medication they need, regardless of their insurance status. If you, or your client, cannot afford medications or have been denied medications by an insurance carrier, contact a specialist at (619) 515-2417.
- Support Groups
Health Care for the Homeless open English and Spanish support groups are a safe place for individuals experiencing homelessness to share resources, discuss emotions and find hope within each other. We can also provide Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists for participants. Call (619) 515-2495 for meeting times and locations.
A dedicated team engages individuals in communities across San Diego to build relationships and trust, guiding and encouraging them to access resources to end their homelessness. This team also works collaboratively with other homeless service providers and provides education to groups and service providers about the comprehensive services available at FHCSD to individuals experiencing homelessness. For more information, please contact us at (619) 515-2477.
- Substance Abuse
Our staff can help break the cycle of substance abuse and dependent behavior among individuals who are homeless. Using motivational interviewing techniques and a harm-reduction model, our staff provides assessment and individual counseling. We are also experts on community resources, including our outpatient program, Solutions for Recovery. A trained Substance Abuse Counselor is available at our Downtown Family Health Center at Connections. Call (619) 515-2578 x3935 to make an appointment or for more information.
- Case Management
Our dedicated case management team provides support, guidance and resources to help individuals end their homelessness, as well as manage their medical care. We are partners in your care, preparing our clients to be “housing-ready” and collaborate with partner sites that serve veterans, youth and families. Our team of Social Workers and Patient Navigators is located at:
Downtown Family Health Center at Connections. Contact them at (619) 515-2495.
Logan Heights Family Health Center. Contact them at (619) 515-2398.
- Insurance Enrollment Assistance
Certified Enrollment Specialists are available at all of our clinic sites to assist patients in enrolling in Medi-Cal or Covered California. Medi-Cal enrollment ensures access to a full scope of medical care, continuous care and support compliance with care. Staff is also available to come on-site to service organizations to help enroll community members or provide presentations about our comprehensive HCH services. Contact our team at (619) 515-2363 or click here for more information.