Fair Haven Community Health Care is proud to partner with a wide range of diverse and talented organizations throughout the Greater New Haven area. Below are some of the agencies we have worked with recently who are vital in helping us deliver health care to our patients in a holistic, patient-centered approach.
BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities we serve.
For many years FHCHC has enjoyed a close collaborative relationship with Clifford Beers Clinic (CBC), a New Haven based child guidance clinic that provides a broad range of services to promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families, including families who are affected by sexual abuse, domestic violence, and poverty.
Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT)
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) is a not-for- profit service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the clinical and administrative operations of its member community health centers across Connecticut. As a member health center, FHCHC is supported by CHCHACT in three broad areas: advocacy, program administration, and technical assistance.
In partnership with IRIS, Fair Haven Community Health Care was able to launch our Refugee Clinic, in response to the growing wait-time for newly arrived families in the New Haven area to receive intake health exams. Fair Haven provides medical care, vaccinations and behavioral health care. IRIS provides coordination of and interpretation for refugee families.
Junta’s mission is to provide services, programs and advocacy that improve the social, political and economic conditions of the Latino community in greater New Haven while nurturing and promoting its cultural traditions as it builds bridges with other communities. Junta works with Fair Haven Community Health Care to identify health trends impacting the Latinx community in the greater New Haven area.
MAAS, Multicultural Ambulatory Addiction Services, the New Haven division of Chemical Abuse Services Agency (CASA), provides detoxification, methadone maintenance, and methadone detoxification. Fair Haven operates an on-site clinic, providing medical treatment to MAAS patients.
New Haven Farms
New Haven Farms is a non-profit that has grown out of the Diabetes Prevention Program/Chabaso Community Garden. Fair Haven Community Health Care partners with NHF to help prevent diabetes among Fair Haven patients through education and lifestyle changes. The program uses the community garden and education program to promote healthy lifestyle habits among people at risk. Goals are: Improved access to nutritious foods through the garden, a comprehensive lifestyle education and increased physical exercise.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England & Title X Family Planning
FHCHC’s has received grant support as a family planning clinic since 1972, and our relationship with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England began at the same time. Now, FHCHC receives Title X Family Planning funding from PPSNE and operates as a Title X health center. We have a strong referral relationship with PPSNE, as well.
Planetree is wholly dedicated to advancing Patient Centered Care. With a 30-year history of partnering with providers across the continuum of care, Planetree’s focus is on helping to create culture change that delivers health care that puts the needs of individuals first. In a nutshell, they support organizational efforts that create a better experience for all patients. Grounded in the foundation of the patient’s voice and developed by a team of experts, Planetree guides healthcare providers, across the continuum, with practical approaches that aid transformation of organizational structures, processes and ultimately the culture of their organization to ensure Patient Centered Care is delivered and received.
Project Access-New Haven (PA-NH) is a coordinated system of physicians, hospitals, and community organizations working together to provide donated specialty health care for low-income, uninsured individuals. Volunteer specialty physicians donate care while hospitals provide free ancillary and hospital-based services. Primary care clinicians at our health center can refer qualifying patients without insurance to meet with a care coordinator to receive timely appointments with volunteer specialty physicians participating in PA-NH. PA-NH relies heavily on high intensity patient navigation, and since its inception in late 2010, has provided services to over 1,000 patients, the majority from Fair Haven Community Health Care.
Quinnipiac University and Community Access Imaging
FHCHC partners with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University by offering training opportunities for nursing and medical schools. Quinnipiac students have also formed a Medical/Legal Partnership with Fair Haven, providing “Know Your Rights” training for patients and providers and one-on-one legal counsel for patients.
Community Access Imaging (CAI) is a diagnostic imaging facility within Quinnipiac University, a school of higher education in the neighboring town of North Haven. CAI provides no cost services to the uninsured patients of the Fair Haven Community Health Care. These services include general radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, diagnostic ultrasound and bone densitometry, and reports and images are seamlessly integrated into Fair Haven’s electronic medical records. Free transportation is also provided by CAI to all patients who require this service. Services are provided one day per week (Fridays) and only patients of Fair Haven Community Health Care and Project Access-New Haven are served. This collaboration has been in place for approximately two years and is a huge resource for Fair Haven’s large uninsured population.
Susan G. Komen New England & Yale Mammogram Van
Fair Haven’s Mammography Screening Program is designed to increase the availability of mammography services to uninsured, inner-city women, as well as women who have never had a mammogram before. Supported by a grant from Susan G. Komen New England, and though partnership with Yale New Haven Hospital, FHCHC is able to offer onsite mammograms to our patients on the Yale Mammogram Van.
Community Health Care Van & Syringe Exchange Program
The Community Health Care Van (CHCV), created by the Yale AIDS Program in 1993, is a 40-foot, mobile medical clinic that travels directly to New Haven’s poorest neighborhoods impacted by HIV/AIDS, illicit drug use, homelessness and mental illness, more recently, provides overdose prevention, in light of the city’s current opioid crisis. The CHCV also runs the city of New Haven’s syringe exchange program. FHCHC works closely with the outreach staff to ensure patients are triaged to the correct level of care as quickly as possible.
Yale New Haven Hospital
YNHH is a 1,541-bed private, nonprofit teaching hospital that ranks among the premier medical centers in the nation, located in downtown New Haven. Fair Haven Community Health Care’s providers have admitting privileges at YNHH, and our midwives’ deliver at the St. Raphael campus. In addition, FHCHC has a long-standing formal referral arrangement with Yale-New Haven Hospital for a number of specialty services.
FHCHC is proud to partner with the School of Medicine and School of Nursing at Yale University through training of their medical residents and nurse practitioner and physician associate students.