Sliding Scale and Free Clinics

Community Council For The Homeless
Address: loading address ...
Washington, DC - 20016
Phone:  (202)364-1419



In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.



About Community Council For The Homeless

Community Council For The Homeless enables homeless and formerly homeless adults in the upper Northwest area of the District of Columbia to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.

Living on the streets can age someone 10 years in just one year, yet many homeless people won't seek medical care if they have to go through a lot of red tape to get it. At Friendship Place, there's no red tape, no appointment needed. Consumers can walk in off the street and see the doctor or nurse on a walk-in basis.

Through Unity Health Care, Dr. Amy Kossoff has been staffing the Friendship Place medical clinic for the past 10 years. She understands that living on the streets is hard on the body and the mind, and she treats every patient with respect and dignity. In the words of one patient, She is a wonderful lady, the politest, kindest person I have ever met. Another says, Instead of just telling you what she thinks, she allows you to share, and then she helps you. She does it in a manner that doesn't take away your humanity.

If one of her patients needs to see a specialist, Dr. Kossoff taps her network of health care colleagues to find someone who will provide pro bono care. When a patient is admitted to the hospital, Amy is often the first person they see in the morning and the last person they see in the evening.

Their medical clinic provides about 700 consultations a year to men and women whose illnesses might otherwise go untreated.


Friendship Place is the only place in upper northwest D.C. where homeless men and women can receive free psychiatric care. Their philosophy is to remove barriers to the care that homeless neighbors so desperately need. Consequently, psychiatric services are unusually accessible:

-    They offer "one-stop shopping." Consumers can see the psychiatrist at the Welcome Center the same location where they can have a cup of coffee, pick up their mail, do their laundry, or talk to a case manager. This allows them to build trust over time with people who may initially resist seeing the psychiatrist.

-    They offer people same-day appointments. The average wait for an uninsured homeless person to see a psychiatrist elsewhere in the District is up to eight weeks another serious barrier to urgently needed treatment.

-    They offer people the opportunity to see the psychiatrist no questions asked. They require no proof of identity, no insurance, no social security number. This allows them to serve people who would be turned down elsewhere and allows the psychiatrist to build trust over time with people who may not initially wish to reveal their identity.

For homeless individuals with mental health issues, psychiatric care is the foundation of recovery. Receiving treatment can turn their lives around completely.

The District of Columbia does not reimburse psychiatric services for the uninsured. Friendship Place raises 100 percent of the funding for the operation of the mental health clinic from private sources.

The mental health clinic provides about 200 consultations a year.



Community Council For The Homeless Community Questionnaire
Are you familiar with Community Council For The Homeless? Help Freeclinics.com users find out answers.

We publish all Helpful information.

What is your current illness that you are seeking help for?

If you have used a free clinic or sliding fee scale clinic let us know the name and details

If you have any other information you would like us to know, please enter it here.




Photo Gallery
photo
Health Care Center


Crowd Source Service Rates - Let Our Users Know If You Paid During Your Visit

Have you visited Community Council For The Homeless before? Let our users know, some cost details!






Attention We cannot guarantee the clinic costs to be completely accurate. Costs are displayed for informational purposes for our users. We have compiled prices provided by users and online research. In order to obtain actual costs please contact Community Council For The Homeless directly.


Be the first to add a price for services! No rates have been added.
Join Now

Login
Health Insurance Marketplace
Nearby Clinics
Find us on Facebook

Search by zip code
© 2008 - 2019 Free Clinics - Free Clinics
All Rights Reserved.