Services Provided

We offer a full complement of healthcare services to persons who are homeless by a caring team of healthcare practitioners:

Patient Portal

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 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 Concern 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 Good Shepherd’s 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.

For information about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, please call our Certified Application Counselors at 305-577-4840, extension 204.

To facilitate access to care, Transportation Services includes van transportation, taxi, and tokens for the bus and metro rail.

Operating as a ministry of the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God,
the center delivered its first health care services in 1984, when a group
of volunteer doctors began to provide basic services to clients eating
dinner at the Camillus House soup kitchen. Since then, Camillus Health
Concern has grown into a sophisticated, professional health care delivery
organization operating a state-of-the-art health center with community
and street outreach sites.

The Camillus Health Concern has been a Healthcare for the Homeless
330(h) grantee through the Bureau of Primary Health Care since 1989
and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 1996.
Camillus Health Concern is the only free-standing, comprehensive Healthcare
for the Homeless funded provider in Miami-Dade County and is the only
agency in the county that exclusively provides healthcare for persons who
are homeless.