Programs / Services

Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Healthcare for the Homeless Program Overview

The Cincinnati Health Network is a system of health care and supportive service providers that create a seamless continuum of care for people experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.   CHN offers a comprehensive program of primary medical and mental health services, substance abuse addictions treatment, respite care, and referrals to dental and other health services. The Cincinnati Health Network, through the Health Care for the Homeless Program, partners with experienced organizations and community providers to address the gaps in service delivery and improve the overall health status of those experiencing homelessness.

As the only Federally Qualified Health Center in this area dedicated exclusively to meeting the complex health care needs of homeless individuals and families and recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), CHN plays a critical role in serving over 10,000 patients annually.

Healthcare for the Homeless Program Services

The Cincinnati Health Network offers Walk-in, Same-day, and Scheduled Appointments; sees patients regardless of their ability to pay; takes Medicaid, Medicare, and other types of insurance and regardless of the patient’s housing status, will provide assistance to those seeking health care services.
The following services are available at all CHN locations:
  • Physical Exams
  • Blood Tests
  • Medication
  • Mental Health Medications
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse Screening & Treatment
  • Smoking Cessation Help
  • Diabetes Treatment and Education
  • Dental Referrals

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Testing for HIV and other STDs
  • Depression Screening and Treatment
  • Disability Paperwork
  • Short-term Counseling
  • Benefits Enrollment

Healthcare for the Homeless Program Locations

The following are CHN clinic locations. Not all locations have the same days and hours of operation. You can be seen at any location.

McMicken Integrated Care Clinic
McMicken Health
Collaborative Building
40 E McMicken Ave, 2nd floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With afterhours answering service
p- 513-386-7899
f- 513-873-5622

Barron Shelterhouse for Men
411 Gest Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Hours: Monday  10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
               Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With afterhours answering service
p- 513-386-7899
f- 513-873-5622

Hatton Shelterhouse for Women
2499 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours: Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With afterhours answering service
p- 513-386-7899
f- 513-873-5622

Peter T Frame
Primary Care Center
Caracole Building
4138 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Hours: Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With afterhours answering service
p- 513-386-7899
f- 513-873-5622

CHN provides Respite care services through the Center for Respite Care
1615 Republic Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Mobile Medical Van
Various Locations

Ryan White Part C HIV/AIDS Program Overview

As the grantee, The Cincinnati Health Network manages the Ryan White Part C Program by partnering with community providers to deliver the highest quality services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The program facilitates the identification and care of HIV infected individuals by linking outreach, testing, primary care, physician consultation, behavioral health and medical case management services in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

Ryan White Part C HIV/AIDS Program (CHN Partner) Services/Locations

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center-Infectious Disease Center (IDC) is the primary site for core medical services including diagnostic testing, medications, counseling and medical case management. For more information call: 513-475-8000 -

The Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Medical Center operates the Early Intervention Program for initial testing, post-test counseling and linkage to care. For more information call: 513-584-0720. -

The Northern Kentucky District Health Department provides outreach, testing and medical case management services. For more information call: 859-363-2091 -

Ryan White Part C HIV/AIDS (CHN Collaborative Partner) Services/Locations

Caracole, Inc.
Caracole operates a variety of housing opportunities for People Living with HIV (PLWH) from a Shelter Plus Care program to rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing opportunities. Caracole is also a RW Part B provider, offering medical case management and other supportive services to over 1500 individuals annually. Over the last year, Caracole has taken over the state funded HIV testing program originally operated by Planned Parenthood. This organization also operates a 340B pharmacy for 153 PLWH receiving their case management services. Call: 513-761-1480

Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC)
A Ryan White Part F program, the local performance site of MATEC program provides training, technical assistance and capacity building support to local clinical providers interested in HIV care. Call: 312-996-1373

Cincinnati Health Department
Operates 5 Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout the City of Cincinnati and provides Sexually Transmitted Infection screening and limited HIV testing. Patients with positive test results care referred to RW Part C program for care. Call: 513-357-7320

Hamilton County Public Health Department
This county Health Department provides HIV and TB testing and provides efficient and accurate data reporting on HIV incidence and prevalence. Call: 513-946-7800 -

Provides outreach and faith-based prevention counseling, Evidence-Based Interventions and HIV Counseling/Testing/Referral. Call: 513-542-9730 -

Central Community Mental Health Board (CCHB)
The CCHB operates the Early Prevention Intervention Program and provides prevention, outreach and group and individual support for MSM particularly for African American men. Call: 513-559-2940
Cincinnati Health Network
2825 Burnet Avenue, Suite 232-234
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 961-0600
Fax: (513) 961-0643
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm