Health Care Services

People can access a range of services when they walk through our clinic doors or connect with our staff in the community. 

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Physical health care

Medical care

Our doctors and nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants deliver primary medical care to adults, children, youth and families.

Convalescent care

Just down the street from our headquarters clinic downtown is Baltimore’s largest public emergency shelter. Here, social workers and medical providers run the city’s only medical respite program for individuals experiencing homelessness, where people recuperate from acute illness or surgery after being discharged from the hospital.  

Dental care

At our dental clinics downtown and in West Baltimore, the only dental operatories in Maryland exclusively for people experiencing homelessness, our dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants provide preventive care to children and adults engaged in health care services at Health Care for the Homeless—and restorative care, including dentures and bridges, to adult clients.

Behavioral health care

Psychiatric care

Mental health care starts with one-on-one therapy with our therapists. If an individual is interested in psychiatric medication or a therapist believes psychiatric medication would be helpful in treating that individual's symptoms, the therapist makes a referral to one of our psychiatrists for assessment and treatment.

BEHAVIORAL health and addictions services

Through individual and group therapy, our therapists and addictions counselors work with clients to manage and improve symptoms, heal the traumas of homelessness, treat substance use disorders and provide ongoing support groups for those who have attained sobriety.

No Such Thing as Crazy

Let’s just be clear: The word “crazy” doesn't exist in our vocabulary here at Health Care for the Homeless.

As believers in and providers of whole-person care, we know our mental health is just as important to our overall wellbeing as our physical health.

We also know mental health is largely misunderstood in our society. This misunderstanding leads to harmful stereotypes and poor treatment of people struggling with mental health challenges; it can make folks feel like something is wrong with them, or worse, that they have failed. These false assumptions about mental health show up in the casual use of words like “crazy” or “nuts” to describe health-related conditions and behaviors that have very logical (and often medical) explanations.

The brain is like any other part of the body; when it is injured or not working quite right, we react. When an awful situation occurs, like the death of a loved one or the loss of a job or housing, we react. Reacting is normal; it does not mean we have failed. It also can be painful. But we know we can get help for that pain.

At Health Care for the Homeless, we provide the mental health services and supports you need. Here, there is no such thing as crazy. We are not about judgment and labels. We are about healing. We are about helping you become as all-around healthy as you can be.


At Health Care for the Homeless, Armstead Hetherington was a bit of a celebrity. On any given day, you’d find him chatting or laughing with staff and clients or participating in one of several advocacy groups. His big smile and bright eyes make him a draw in any crowd. For years, Armstead shied away from being in the spotlight because he was missing most of his teeth.

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People experiencing homelessness are twice as likely as their housed counterparts to experience a heart attack or stroke.

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Phone: 410-837-5533


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