Camillus Health Services
Adult Primary Health
Services encompass a broad spectrum of health care, including preventive care, episodic care for acute illness, chronic disease management, and specialty and surgical referrals as needed. A full dispensary service provides medications at no cost for those who have no other resource.
A full range of services is available to pediatric patients, including primary health care, immunizations, health maintenance, disease prevention, and education. Special attention is given to parent education and participation in the health outcomes of their children.
Women’s Preventive Health
Women’s Health Services focuses on health maintenance and prevention, providing cervical and breast cancer screenings. Women are educated on the importance of early detection, including how to perform breast self-exams. Follow-up care and referrals for mammography are provided as needed.
Camillus Health has its roots in medical outreach when, in 1984, dedicated volunteer doctors took healthcare to homeless persons on the streets. The program incorporates engagement, needs-assessment, treatment and intervention, referrals and transportation. Medical services are provided at sites frequented by persons experiencing homelessness, including shelters and meal programs. Additionally, outreach is conducted by canvassing various street sites.
Services include preventive and basic services, dental hygiene and education, temporary restorations (fillings), gum treatment, x-rays, extractions and dentures.
A comprehensive podiatry service, a critical component of disease prevention and management, especially for diabetic patients, is available as part of Camillus’ health care program.
Volunteers provide on-site subspecialty services, including dermatology and physical therapy. Additionally, other subspecialty referrals are made through Mercy Hospital’s Reach Out Miami Program.
A dedicated staff of volunteer psychologists and interns have been providing direct, on-site mental health services since 1991. The program provides clinical psychology, psychiatric services, and medication management. Behavioral health services are fully integrated with primary health care, ensuring continuity of care for patients.
A full range of case management services includes housing placement, employment referrals, supportive counseling, and assistance in accessing benefits.
To facilitate access to care, Transportation Services includes van transportation, taxi, and tokens for the bus and metro rail.
Camillus Health works on multiple levels to address the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the homeless population. Primary medical care is provided to all patients affected by HIV/AIDS. Risk reduction education is provided at shelter-based sites. HIV counseling, testing, and referral is offered on site, at Camillus Health’s four satellite sites, and at various street outreach sites throughout the community.
Camillus Health is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)