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PHMC responds to Hep A outbreak in the community.

Call the PHMC Health Network at 855.887.9229 to get vaccinated!

PHMC is providing a comprehensive response to the Hepatitis outbreak with awareness, vaccinations, outreach efforts for vulnerable populations and regular clinical bulletins for health care providers.
PHMC outreach efforts include screenings, education and referrals at shelters and outside the Office of Homeless Services (OHS) for early detection and prevention.

Anyone can walk into PHMC’s federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and receive a Hepatitis A (Hep A) vaccination to help prevent infection. . The Hep A vaccine is typically given twice over six months, and even a single dose can be significantly effective in preventing an infection.

PHMC is working collaboratively with shelter nurses, the Philadelphia Department of Health Vaccine and Diseases Control Division, as well as the Office of Supportive Housing (OHS), PHMC to educate individuals on where they can receive their Hep A vaccine. PHMC will make all referrals to OHS for follow-up support after initial counseling connections are made during in-takes.

Call 855.887.9229 if you know someone who needs screening or a Hepatitis A vaccination.

CHANCES is Now Accepting Referrals!

CHANCES ImageCHANCES is an outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program for women, and women with children, conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia (12th and Callowhill Streets), which is easily accessible by public transportation. CHANCES works with women with substance abuse issues and/or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, many of whom are currently involved in the criminal justice, child welfare, social service and/or behavioral health systems.

Trying to Quit Smoking?

Smoking is both a physicial addiction and psychological habit, so whether you've recently started smoking or you're a lifetime pack-a-day smoker, quitting can be hard. 

Why is Foot Care Important for Diabetics?

As a diabetic, it is especially important that you care for your feet properly and pay attention to any changes that occur. High blood glucose levels can cause damage to the nerves that lead to your feet (also known as diabetic neuropathy). When the nerves are damaged it is possible to develop wounds on your feet that go unnoticed. These wounds can lead to serious infection and possibly amputation. Taking the proper steps to care for your feet can prevent this from happening.

Tips to Help You Communicate at Your Next Appointment

PHMC is concerned about your health and wants to hear from you! Communication with your provider is an important part of your health care. Getting ready for an appointment may not only save time, but your life. Read on for to help you prepare for and navigate through your next appointment so you can feel you best.