NHA community health centers accept most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. Health care assistance on a sliding fee scale is available for those who are underinsured or uninsured.
Services offered at Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless
- Primary care
- HIV testing and counseling
- Flu shots
- Blood sugar checks
- Blood pressure checks
- Pregnancy tests
- 24-hour nurse triage
- Prescription assistance
- Pharmacy services
- On-site vision center (diagnosis and glasses)
- On-site dental center
- Transportation available for medical-related appointments
- Personal hygiene kits and change of clothes
- Private restroom and shower facility
- Social services
Eligibility for Services
The following people are eligible for services at the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless
- Homeless individuals/people living on the street
- Individuals staying in a homeless shelter
- Please bring a referral from the shelter to receive medical, dental or vision care
- Individuals in a doubling-up situation (staying with a friend or family member)
- Please bring proof of residence (utility/cable/phone bill)
The Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless began in 1984 through the vision and compassion of Mrs. Mildred Bayer and Dr. Raymond Borer, who established a free medical clinic at a local homeless shelter twice a week using donated medical equipment.
In an ongoing effort to follow the mission and increase access to affordable quality health care, Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless merged with Neighborhood Health Association in January 2000. The clinic recently moved to NHA's newest health care facility, Nexus Health Care.
NHA expanded the services of the homeless clinic with transportation services, social services and case management. Vision and dental services were provided by volunteer professionals, and nurses went to the larger shelters to offer triage services and refer individuals to Mildred Bayer. This service helps individuals maintain contact with their primary care doctor and maintain their medications for quality health.