Memphis Health Center prides itself on being one of the most comprehensive federally qualified community health centers in Tennessee. We offer our patients access to a diverse array of quality and affordable health services that are not typically found within a primary care setting, all under one roof!Our Services include:
In conjunction with the numerous health services listed above, MHC also offers a comprehensive, integrated set of programs that further the goals of preventive health and wellness. MHC has an array of support and enabling service programs inclusive of social services, case management, health education, Women, Infant and Children (WIC), family planning, community health outreach & education, Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention (TBCSP) and Community Networks Program (CNP) cancer education and outreach programs.
Community Networks Program (CNP)- The Community Networks Program is designed to reduce and eliminate cancer health disparities through community based participatory research, education and training. The CNP focuses on five specific types of cancers: Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Lung and Prostate and targets African American men and women over 21 years of age.
Successes: Through collaborative partnerships, community health fairs, prevention education presentations and networking opportunities, MHC has experienced a significant increase (10%) in cancer screening rates since the inception of this grant program. MHC successfully completed a series of ten community-based focus groups and four-hundred baseline telephone surveys to determine barriers preventing early cancer screenings.
Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program (TBCSP)- The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention program is designed to provide cancer screening and education services to eligible women. The program offers services to those women who meet the following requirements:
Successes: Often screening and diagnostic services are the fine line between life and death. This was the case for one program participant who was un-insured and had not received a mammogram until she attended one of our outreach events where the program was highlighted. She signed up for the program, resulting in the early detection of her newly diagnosed cancer case and her survival. She was one of four newly diagnosed program participants during the year 2010.
Social Services- MHC employs a licensed social worker who assists patients with access to supportive services that include: case management, referrals for mental health and substance abuse, and other available services that can positively impact the cultural, social and economical status of our patient population. The social worker also facilitates the Patient Assistance Program which gives clients without prescription coverage access to medications for free or at a nominal fee, based on meeting income criteria. The social worker also makes referrals for mental health and substance abuse services.
Successes: Individuals without healthcare insurance are receiving their medications through dedicated efforts on behalf of the social worker.
Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH)- The Healthcare for the Homeless program is designed to provide primary and preventive healthcare services to homeless individuals in Memphis and Shelby County. The HCH program is open to any person determined to be homeless and in need of supportive services. Program participation requirements include: documentation proving homeless status
Successes: Celebration of National Healthcare for the Homeless Day held in downtown Memphis - Court Square, allowed 735 homeless and at-risk individuals to receive free health screenings, hygiene kits, haircuts and food. The program also commemorated National Homeless Memorial Day with services at a neighborhood collaborating Church by providing dinner, access to the clothes closet, food baskets and toys to over 300 men, women and children.
Ryan White Part A (HIV/AIDS)- The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is designed to provide medical care, confidential counseling, community and social service resources to HIV/AIDS infected persons. The program is open to all uninsured persons who are infected with the HIV/AIDS virus and in need of primary care, case management and other supportive services.
Successes: There has been documented improvement in many health indicators of our program participants. One client brought four members of his family in for his appointment to say "thank-you" to his team provider for the dedicated, compassionate and supportive services that he received.
W.I.C (Women, Infants & Children) - The W.I.C. program is designed to provide supplemental food and nutrition education that promotes good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. The program is open to pregnant women, women who have a baby less than six months old, those of childbearing age, and children and infants who are at nutritional risk, live in Shelby County and meet liberal income guidelines. Participation requirements include proof of the following at each certification visit: income, identity of person receiving vouchers, residency, and shot record for infants and children.
Successes: A value added service addition to MHC's "one-stop" shop concept and the improvement of the health and nutritional welfare of our babies, mothers and infants.
The Blues Project - A 3-year program aimed at reducing health and social risk factors leading to infant mortality. In addition to assisting pregnant women to gain access to quality prenatal care, The Blues Project also offers pregnant and post-partum women additional levels of support through group-based health education, individualized case management, social support, as well as valuable assistance with navigating and utilizing the various community based resources and aid programs available. Services are provided to participating mothers from onset of prenatal care through the child's 2nd birthday. The Blues Project works to reduce: preterm and low birth weight deliveries, time spent in maternal and neonatal hospital stays, infant death rates within the first year of life, emergency room visits, unnecessary hospitalizations, and accidental child injuries. Additionally, by the end of the 24-month postpartum period, BLUES works to improve the mothers' educational, employment, and psychosocial status (stress, depression, mental health, substance abuse, and incidences of domestic violence) as well as to improve overall parenting skills. The Blues Project is funded by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. For additional information or to learn how to enroll, please visit www.blues-project.org or call us at (901) 448-3757.
340b Reduced Price Prescription Drug Program - Thanks to Memphis Health Centers' status as a federally qualified health center through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), our on-site pharmacy is able to offer our patients free and reduced price prescription medications under the 340b Drug Program. Section 340b of the Social Security Act implemented limitations on the cost of covered outpatient drugs to certain federal grantees. Participation in the Program results in significant savings estimated to be 20% to 50% on the cost of pharmaceuticals. The purpose of the 340b Program is to reach more eligible patients and provide more comprehensive services to medically under-served communities.
For more information on any of our services or programs as well as how you can help support our efforts, please contact us today by calling (901) 261-2000!