Jefferson – Project H.O.M.E. Health Program
Project H.O.M.E.'s Health Services Program is based at the St. Elizabeth's Health Service Clinic in North Central Philadelphia. In partnership with doctors, nurses and students at Jefferson Family Medicine, it is committed to addressing the health and wellness needs of the urban community, through an integrated patient-centered service model.
The model of care has, at its core, a patient-centered integrated approach, where a team of health and medical professionals seek to develop on-going healing relationships with those patients who, due to complexities of life and lack of local, affordable health care options, struggle with managing their chronic illness. Services are offered regardless of insurance and include:
- sick visits
- physical exams for adults and children
- women's health and GYN care
- assistance in obtaining health insurance; and
- referrals to specialists.
Project H.O.M.E.'s Health Services Program is in the pre-development phase of a state-of-the-art Wellness Center. At the Wellness Center, Project H.O.M.E. and its health care partners, such as Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, will provide community-based, uniquely integrated, holistic health care and wellness services. First and foremost, primary medical care will be provided in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
In addition, each patient and their family will be provided with a "Wellness Team" of healthcare professionals to create an integrated plan to attain optimum health and chronic disease management and prevention. Providing individuals with information and opportunities will empower them to adopt healthier lifestyles and impart those lifestyles to the next generation, thus creating healthier communities in the future.