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Women and Children’s Health Access Program (WCHAP).
Community Health Centers, sponsors of Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Healing Hands Health Care Services, is proud to announce the expansion of their health care services to the homeless in Oklahoma City with the Women and Children’s Health Access Program (WCHAP). Primary health care clinics will be established in three homeless shelters -- City Rescue Mission, Passageway Battered Women Shelter and the Jesus House Annex. Primary health care services will also be expanded for homeless at Healing Hands Health Care Services.
The Women and Children’s Health Access Program (WCHAP) is designed to meet primary health care needs of homeless women and children. These services will be provided in collaboration with Dr. Priya Samant, staff physician at Healing Hands Health Care.
Services to be provided include primary health care, immunizations, prenatal care, well child care, Early Periodic Screening and Diagnosis and treatment for children through age 14, tuberculosis screening and health education. Infants, children, ages 1 to 5, and pregnant women will be linked to WIC Nutrition program at Healing Hands Health Care.
The WCHAP is funded by a HUD grant through the City of Oklahoma City. Shelter organizations are providing space at each site. Donations from the community and volunteer assistance are welcome.
Families are the fastest growing population of homeless people. According to local surveys, there are over 900 individuals homeless in Oklahoma City on any given night. This includes only sheltered and visible street homeless. Many more individuals and families are temporarily housed with families and friends.
Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center, accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, has been providing quality primary health care, social service, dental care and pharmacy services in Northeastern Oklahoma City for the past 24 years. WCHAP and Healing Hands Health Care are health service sites of
Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center.
Additional Services by Healing Hands
Referrals - for medical specialty care, hospitalization, convalescent care, complex laboratory studies, dental care (emergency extractions only), x-rays, prenatal care.
Case management - information or referrals for housing, clothes, food, assistance with transportation, problem solving, stress, employment & education programs, SoonerCare, family problems - parenting, domestic violence etc. and mental health
Healing Hands does not fill prescriptions from other physicians. Clients must see our physician to have medication dispensed.
Healing Hands is an out station application site for the County Pharmacy for our clients only. Clients may need a referral from a shelter, registration for employment from OESC and/or evidence of a SSI application pending for this program. Clients may have to return to Healing Hands after their appointment date to receive their medications or go to the County Pharmacy if eligible.
SoonerCare Choice clients are eligible for services if Dr. Priya Samant or Febi Mathew ARNP is selected as their Primary Care Provider (PCP).
Dr. Priya Samant & Febi Mathew
Community Health Centers, Inc. - Women & Children’s Health Access Program (WCHAP) offers primary health care services to homeless women and children at the following sites:Tues. 8:30 am–11:30 am
- Primary Health Care Family Planning
- Immunizations Tuberculosis Screening
- Women’s Health Care Medical Assistance Applications
- Health Education Prenatal Care/Postpartum Follow up
- Simple Laboratory Procedures including Pregnancy Testing Referrals and linkages for x-ray, mammograms, complex lab procedures, WIC nutrition program, HIV counseling/testing, substance abuse counseling and case management.