Health Care Center for the Homeless, Inc. (HCCH) was founded by Dr. Rick Baxley, a local physician who saw the need to provide quality health care services for persons experiencing homelessness in the downtown Orlando, Florida area. HCCH initially shared space with a local homeless shelter, providing primary medical care one or two nights a week through the effort of volunteer providers.
HCCH began providing oral health services through the efforts of Dr. Bruce Gordy and volunteer providers.
Received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide primary health care services to residents of Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties who were experiencing homelessness.
Street outreach services were initiated with our Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort (HOPE Team).
Recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Expanded services to care for residents who earn lower incomes and may be without health coverage or have limited health coverage.
Granted funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care the increase capacity and financially support the provision of primary and preventive health services for residents experiencing homelessness.
The first Orange Blossom Family Health (OBFH) location opened on Orange Blossom Trail, a few blocks west of downtown Orlando, allowing us to bring multiple services under one roof. This is the Main location and also home to the HCCH administrative offices.
Pharmacy services were initiated on-site.
Launched Mobile Medical Services.
Launched Mobile Dental Services.
Completed final phases of expansion and renovation for the Main Orange Blossom Family Health location. This site is home to primary medical, oral health, behavioral health and pharmacy services.
Received Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.
Opened Orange Blossom Family Health location in Kissimmee, Florida, offering primary medical and behavioral health services.
Launched Permanent Supportive Housing Program using the Housing First model.
Orange Blossom Family Health began providing health services on the campus of Evans High School in Orlando.
Orange Blossom Pediatrics opened on the campus of the Orange County Public Schools Academic Center for Excellence in Orlando, offering primary medical and oral health services for children and youth attending the school and from the surrounding communities.
Orange Blossom Family Health opened in the Ivey Lane community in Orlando and is home to primary medical, oral health, behavioral health and pharmacy services.
Orange Blossom Family Health began providing primary medical and oral health services on the campus of Eccleston Elementary in Orlando.
Orange Blossom Family Health celebrated 30 years of providing healthcare services in Orlando and surrounding areas.