Healthcare for the Homeless

You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, whether you have a place to live or not. CHA’s Healthcare for the Homeless meets you where you’re at and offers access to health care providers when you need them. Being homeless adds to the complexity of getting medical care and mental health support. We’re here to make it easier.

Our health care team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and community health workers take a community approach to your care. We provide care at clinics, soup kitchens, drop in centers or on the streets of Cambridge and Somerville. Our providers partner with human service agencies in Cambridge and Somerville to make sure you’re getting all 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


Care is provided in Cambridge and Somerville at clinics, various community locations and on the street.

    Find Us

  • Cambridge Salvation Army Clinic

    402 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA Get Directions


    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

  • CASPAR Emergency Services Center Clinic

    240 Albany St. Cambridge, MA Get Directions


    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 Get Directions


    Th: 5 pm - 8 pm

  • Healthcare for the Homeless (mailing address)

    1035 Cambridge Street | Suite 26 Cambridge, MA 02141 Get Directions
    P: (617) 806-8781

    Contact Us

  • Mark McGovern

    Program Director P: (617) 806-8781