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HSA Homeless Persons Health Project/Coral Street Homeless Health Clinic

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General Agency Information
Name:HSA Homeless Persons Health Project/Coral Street Homeless Health Clinic
Alternate Name(s):Coral Street Clinic
Address:115-A Coral Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2080
Toll Free:866-731-4747
Description:The Homeless Persons Health Project (HPHP) provides services throughout Santa Cruz County to homeless or marginally housed youth, adults, and families with children.

HPHP works along side homeless adults and youth through case management during times of need or crisis, relationships are built which contrast the abandonment and violence which have often characterized the significant relationships of the past. By supporting homeless persons through a process of making thoughtful decisions and choices over time about health, substance use, or related issues, we observe them building the skills needed to access services on their own and to improve their health, economic and social stability, and prospects for the future.

HPHP staff and clinics provide assistance to over 3,000 individuals per year. A few are seen only once or twice, others work intensively with staff for months. Many others not included in this number receive supplies, information, and referral to other services.

HPHP has been funded as a federally funded Health Care for the Homeless Program since 1989. Matching funds are provided by the County of Santa Cruz. Generous donations throughout the year from community members help to provide homeless individuals with food, supplies, and basic necessities while they recuperate from illness or injury.

ELIGIBILITY: Those eligible for the above services include youth, adults and families in Santa Cruz County who are:
Living without shelter
Living in substandard structures, threatening to health or safety shelter, under crowded conditions
Staying in a shelter or transitional housing program
Housed in a residential alcohol and drug treatment program with no stable housing to go to upon program completion

Programs:Information & Referrals - Connections to services for: health, mental health, substance abuse, shelter, social services, housing, benefit programs, food, and other services. Walk up information and referral services and toll-free assistance by phone.

Benefits Advocacy - Assistance in establishing eligibility for health insurance and income support programs.

Access to Medical Care - Guidance and practical assistance in accessing medical care. Access to care for uninsured individuals through a special program within MediCruz for most types of outpatient medical services. Eligibility can be established through both HPHP and MediCruz staff. Primary Care is provided through County General Medical Clinics and referral providers in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, and through a contract with Salud Para La Gente in the Pajaro area of Monterey County. After-hours and emergency care are provided through hospital emergency rooms and reimbursed through MediCruz.

The Recuperative Care Center - a 12-bed medical respite program for homeless individuals being discharged from an in-patient hospital stay or a short stay program for homeless people in advance of a medical test or procedure.

Medical Care and Treatment - Special funding is available for medical care for homeless adults/children at the following locations (please call to make same-day or next-day appointments):

Coral Street Clinic - (831) 454-2080
115-A Coral St., Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Emeline Health Center - (831) 454-4100
1080 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz

Watsonville Crestview Health Center - (831) 763-8400 9 Crestview, Watsonville

Santa Cruz Women's Health Center - (831) 427-3500
250 Locust St., Santa Cruz

Planned Parenthood (Westside Clinic) - (831) 426-5550 1119 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Planned Parenthood (Clinical Mariposa) - (831) 724-7525 40 Penny Lane, Watsonville

Oral Health Care - Provided by Dientes Community Dental Clinic - (831) 464-5409 1830 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. Call for appointment, some walk-in appointments available. Referrals for uninsured individuals are made by HPHP nurses.
Alcohol & Drug Use Concerns:
Outreach, counseling, and support to adults and youth with the goal of reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drug use.

Overcoming Barriers - Practical support, encouragement, and guidance in accessing appropriate health and social services, assistance with transportation, paperwork, appointments, language and cultural differences, etc.

Education & Prevention - Teaching and assistance with self-care and management of acute, chronic and/or communicable health conditions including wound care and medication management.

Case Management - Two types, brief assistance in coordinating care and services as well as an intensive, longer-term case management approach offered to clients working toward goals of increased stability, self-reliance and a transition from homelessness
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 Alcohol Abuse Education/Prevention
Case/Care Management
Drug Abuse Education/Prevention
Government Agencies
Health Care Referrals
Health Education
Homeless Advocacy Groups
Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Homeless People
Information and Referral
Outreach Programs
This record last modified November 5, 2014

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