MAKING HEALTH A PRIORITY
We understand the complicated needs of people struggling with homelessness. People who are homeless are at greater risk of serious illness, mental health issues, and substance use disorder.
If you are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. To reach the clinic, please call (619) 645-6405. You can also fax us at (619) 687-1067. After-hours answering service is available. Si tiene una emergencia médica o psiquiátrica, llame al Servicio de Emergencia 911 o vaya al hospital más cercano. Para contactar la clínica, por favor llame (619) 645-6405. También puede enviarnos un fax al (619) 687-1067. El servicio de contestador después de horas de trabajo está disponible.
patients received services at the Village Health Center in 2020.
people received dental care through Father Joe’s Villages Dental Clinic last year.
dollars in savings by the City of San Diego in 2019 due to the decreased use of emergency services through the Health Center.
MEDICAL & PRIMARY CARE
Our primary care providers help improve the physical and overall health of our neighbors.
How We Help
Our team helps with diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, COPD and other acute and chronic conditions. We also help patients who want assistance with quitting use of alcohol and substances (including heroin and other opioids).
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants work closely with psychiatry, dental, and behavioral health providers so our neighbors get the best care possible.
Nurse triage, onsite lab, diagnosis & treatment of chronic conditions, Hepatitis C treatment, medications, vaccinations/immunizations, and referral services.
We maintain a partnership with UC San Diego to provide the best possible care. Many of our providers also work at UCSD and offer services for patients in the hospital.
“I have been blessed by wonderful doctors, doctors who listen and console with a heart for those they care for.”
Our Psychiatrists work with each patient on their unique psychiatric needs. They partner with Behavioral Health Clinicians, AOD Counselors and our Primary Care providers to help patients meet their overall health goals.
We partner with UC San Diego to provide psychiatric services. UCSD clinicians are trained in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry so they are prepared to address each patient’s unique needs.
Psychiatrist and patient work together to determine how often they meet to review medication and other needs. On average, patients are seen once a month for 30 minutes.
Our team is highly-trained and very experienced with PTSD, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other severe mental health issues.
Our dental clinic provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages. It is our goal to prevent and eliminate dental disease while promoting good oral health.
General Dentists, Prosthodontist, Registered Dental Hygienists, and Registered or Certified Dental Assistants take care of patients’ needs.
Dentists recommend unique plans. Services include teeth cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, and partial to complete dentures.
Our Walk-In Hours
Walk-in hours are available Monday through Friday with any of our general dentists. Dental emergencies can often be treated the same-day.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Our behavioral health team provides clients with support and encouragement to help them achieve goals and better manage their mental health needs. Our goal is to help our neighbors live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives.
Our therapists have a wide range of backgrounds and are skilled in many types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, solution-focused, play, EMDR and other therapies.
We work with clients of all ages providing individual, couples, family and group therapy. We run groups daily, including coping skills, healthy relationships and more.
Our Integrated Care
Our Behavioral Health providers work closely with a neighbor’s AOD Counselor, Psychiatrist, Medical Provider and anyone else on their team.
“Working with the treatment team has given me the opportunity to overcome my past trauma. The results are tremendous.”
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT
Our substance use disorder treatment program is state-certified. Counselors help clients develop treatment plans that focus on personalized goals to improve overall health and wellness.
Our Registered and Certified AOD Counselors and Interns partner to provide support to clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and 12-Step models.
Our team provides individual counseling sessions and daily groups. Topics include: dealing with triggers, coping strategies, forming healthy relationships, building communication skills, and relapse prevention.
Our Integrated Care
We work with clients who are cutting down substance use or quitting completely. We work closely with our Health Center’s Behavioral Health Clinicians, Psychiatrists and Medical Providers.
“Since entering the treatment program at the Village, my life has been rocketed into many new dimensions.”
*This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
provides a session of parent/child therapy, fostering a secure family.
provides 20 patients with dental anesthetic during their procedure.
provides medication to three patients without health insurance.