Many homeless patients struggle with at least one substance abuse problem, at least one chronic physical condition and a psychiatric illness. Each condition is often preventable and manageable...on its own. But, in combination and left untreated, such health problems become compounded — and all too often, fatal. Medicine has long grappled with addressing these interconnected aspects of a patient's healthcare in a coordinated way.
Why BHCHP Works
The integrated care model at BHCHP unites physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers and behavioral health professionals in close collaboration. They follow patients in a variety of settings - on the streets, at the Barbara McInnis House, in our shelter-based clinics, in the hospitals and in housing - providing regular contact and uninterrupted care.