Healthcare for the Homeless

You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, whether or not you have a place to live.

CHA’s Healthcare for the Homeless meets you where you’re at to provide medical care and mental health support. Being homeless is hard. We try to make it just a little easier.

Our health care team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and community health workers provide care in the community.  You will find us at clinics, soup kitchens, drop in centers and on the streets of Cambridge and Somerville. Our team works with human service agencies in Cambridge and Somerville to make sure you’re getting the support you deserve.


  • Primary care
  • Walk-in clinics -- Cambridge Salvation Army, CASPAR Emergency Service Center (for people also suffering from the disease of addiction) and St. Patrick's Women's Shelter
  • Street Team outreach once a week
  • Housing Case Conferences at Cambridge Multiservice Center
  • Dental screenings twice monthly at the Salvation Army site
  • Same day treatment at the CHA Dental Clinic – CHA Primary Care Windsor Street, Cambridge
  • Inpatient rounds at CHA Cambridge Hospital for patients experiencing homelessness; includes supporting discharge planning and treatment plans
  • Street Medicine Program -- provides a physician to work with the CASPAR First Step Outreach van, 3 sessions/week
  • Referrals to all area resources for other help and assistance

Where to Find Us

Clinic schedules outlined below vary greatly from week to week due to the COVID pandemic. Please call the office at 617-806-8781 and leave a voicemail. We will return your call quickly during our working hours and answer your questions about the current schedule.
  • In your community

    Cambridge Salvation Army Clinic

    402 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA
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    M: 1 pm - 3 pm
    T: 10 am - 12 pm
    W: 7:30 am - 12 pm
    Th: 9 am - 1 pm
    F: 9 am - 12 pm

    240 Albany St. Cambridge, MA

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    T: 9 am - 12 pm
    Th: 9 am - 1 pm
    F: 8 am - 11 am

    St. Patrick's Women's Shelter Clinic

    270 Washington Street Somerville, MA
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    Th: 5 pm - 8 pm

    The Transitional Wellness Center at Spaulding Hospital Site

    1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
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    M: 1-4pm
    T: 7:30 -10am
    F: 9am-12noon

    Healthcare for the Homeless (mailing address)

    1035 Cambridge Street | Suite 26 Cambridge, MA 02141

    Phone: 617- 806-8781
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    Mark McGovern, Program Director


    Phone: 617- 806-8781

Contact Us

Mark McGovern, Program Director

Phone: 617-806-8781


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