Mercy Care wants to make Atlanta a better place. As part of a large network of individuals, agencies and service providers, we provide healthcare where it’s needed most.
Mercy Care strives to make a positive difference in the lives of each client and the overall wellbeing of our city. Through our community outreach program, we share expertise and collaborate with other organizations to bring about true transformation.
We are a part of the Atlanta Safety Net collaborative committed to coordination of care for indigent patients. Often we are the onsite medical provider at our partners' locations. In other cases, our partners serve as a referral source, connecting clients with additional services. We participate in the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, the Georgia Prisoner Reentry Initiative, the Mayor’s Unsheltered No More Initiative, and the Atlanta Regional Commission on Homelessness.
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Mercy Care serves those with the greatest need. Since 1985, we have worked to restore vulnerable individuals in the community through programs that nurture body, mind and spirit.
The Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP) team seeks out street bound homeless persons. By building trusting relationships with people who've been on the fringes of society, we are able to give health services and housing referrals. In a similar fashion, the Street Medicine program brings medical and mental healthcare directly to patients who are homeless and living on the streets.
The infectious disease prevention team provides HIV screenings, information and referrals. The team links positive clients immediately into care at our Early Intervention Clinic. [Certified counselors give the HIV Rapid Test to at-risk individuals.]
Mercy Care’s Family Health Promotion programs promote healthy family life in the immigrant Latino community through prenatal, parenting and childhood obesity educational classes.