Primary health care
Health care for children
WIC nutrition program
Mental health counseling
Preventive health services
HIV education, counseling, and testing.
Substance abuse assessment, counseling, and
diseases: testing and treatment
Women and Children’s
Health Access Program (WCHAP).
Community Health Centers, sponsors of Mary
Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Healing
Hands Health Care Services, is proud to
announce the expansion of their health care
services to the homeless in Oklahoma City
with the Women and Children’s Health Access
Program (WCHAP). Primary health care clinics
will be established in three homeless
shelters -- City Rescue Mission, Passageway
Battered Women Shelter and the Jesus House
Annex. Primary health care services will
also be expanded for homeless at Healing
Hands Health Care Services.
The Women and Children’s Health Access
Program (WCHAP) is designed to meet primary
health care needs of homeless women and
children. These services will be provided in
collaboration with Dr. Priya Samant, staff
physician at Healing Hands Health Care.
Services to be provided include primary
health care, immunizations, prenatal care,
well child care, Early Periodic Screening
and Diagnosis and treatment for children
through age 14, tuberculosis screening and
health education. Infants, children, ages 1
to 5, and pregnant women will be linked to
WIC Nutrition program at Healing Hands
The WCHAP is funded by a HUD grant through
the City of Oklahoma City. Shelter
organizations are providing space at each
site. Donations from the community and
volunteer assistance are welcome.
Families are the fastest growing population
of homeless people. According to local
surveys, there are over 900 individuals
homeless in Oklahoma City on any given
night. This includes only sheltered and
visible street homeless. Many more
individuals and families are temporarily
housed with families and friends.
Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center,
accredited by the Accreditation Association
of Ambulatory Health Care, has been
providing quality primary health care,
social service, dental care and pharmacy
services in Northeastern Oklahoma City for
the past 24 years. WCHAP and Healing Hands
Health Care are health service sites of Mary
Mahoney Memorial Health Center.
Additional Services by Healing Hands
Referrals - for medical specialty care, hospitalization, convalescent
care, complex laboratory studies, dental care (emergency
extractions only), x-rays, prenatal care.
management - information or referrals
for housing, clothes, food, assistance with transportation,
problem solving, stress, employment & education programs,
SoonerCare, family problems - parenting, domestic violence
etc. and mental health
Hands does not fill prescriptions from other
physicians. Clients must see our physician to have
Hands is an out station application site for the County
Pharmacy for our clients only. Clients may need a referral
from a shelter, registration for employment from OESC and/or
evidence of a SSI application pending for this program.
Clients may have to return to Healing Hands after their
appointment date to receive their medications or go to the
County Pharmacy if eligible.
Choice clients are eligible for services if Dr. Priya
Samant or Febi Mathew ARNP is selected as their
Primary Care Provider (PCP).
Dr. Priya Samant & Febi
Community Health Centers, Inc. - Women & Children’s Health
Access Program (WCHAP) offers primary health care services to
homeless women and children at the following
- Passageway Women’s Shelter:
Mon. 1 pm to 5 pm
- City Rescue Mission:
Tues. 8:30 am–11:30 am
- Salvation Army Family Shelter:
Wed. 1 pm to 5 pm
Services to be provided to women and
children including the following:
- Primary Health
Care Family Planning
- Women’s Health
Care Medical Assistance Applications
- Health Education
Prenatal Care/Postpartum Follow up
- Simple Laboratory
Procedures including Pregnancy Testing
- Referrals and linkages for x-ray,
mammograms, complex lab procedures, WIC
nutrition program, HIV
counseling/testing, substance abuse
counseling and case management.
Homeless women and
children who are residing in shelters, on
streets or in transitional housing programs.
eligible for six months after they are in
housing if registered when homeless.