Special Populations’ goal is to reduce barriers to care, ensure access to care and improve services and coordinated healthcare by collecting documentation such as nursing assessments, demographics, and health screening intakes from migrant camps, homeless and other outreach sites to populate an electronic health record for each patient. We provide free nursing assessments, case management, health education, as well as referrals for medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare to agricultural workers and the homeless. We also work with the growers, health departments, churches, shelters and homeless coalitions to help identify anyone who could benefit from our services.
To reduce barriers to care, Shenandoah Community Health’s Special Populations Department provides:
We provide outreach to ensure access to healthcare at 28 migrant camps located throughout Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties in West Virginia, Winchester, Virginia and adjoining counties, and Big Pool, Washington County, Maryland. In addition, Special Populations provides outreach to seven sites where homeless gather in Martinsburg, WV.