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CHAT-H (Comprehensive Health Assessment Team – Homeless)
How We Can Help
We are a Public Health Nursing Program who can help connect homeless clients to the health services they need. Our priority is to link clients to a medical home. Some of our services include:
Evaluation of needs
Linkage to health insurance and medical care
Help in applying for Medi-Cal and CalFresh
Education about medical conditions and medications
Help with arranging transportation to medical appointments
Referrals to programs for mental health and/or substance use services
Referrals to agencies for housing and basic needs
Who We Serve
We accept referrals for any homeless individuals or families in Orange County who need help accessing medical care and/or health insurance. We visit clients wherever they are to help meet their health needs.
Ongoing medical conditions of all ages, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, cancer, etc.
Pregnancy, with or without medical care
Children who may be overweight, are not developing normally, have tooth decay, are frequently ill, have ongoing medical conditions, have breastfeeding problems, have no doctor or clinic, etc.
Services we do not provide:
We do not provide hands-on nursing care, such as dressing changes, insulin injections, etc., as we are not a licensed Home Health Agency.
We do not provide housing or placement. Please contact 2-1-1 for linkage to the Coordinated Entry System (CES) access points for assistance.
We are also not mental health providers. If the individual’s needs are exclusively mental health, please contact a mental health specialist or the HCA Outreach & Engagement team at (800) 364-2221.
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