JPS Medical Home at True Worth Place
April 14th, 2017
JPS Medical Home at True Worth Place opens on Monday, providing a medical home designed to improve population health and healthcare delivery in Fort Worth.
The 12,000-square-foot clinic is part of True Worth Place, Fort Worth’s newly opened resource center for the homeless, promoting coordination of services. The JPS Care Connections team, led by street medicine pioneer Joel Hunt, has moved its headquarters to the new clinic. Hunt, a physician assistant, will see patients there, along with medical director Dr. Frank Lonergan and other providers.
The new clinic will provide primary care and includes a dental clinic, behavioral health, radiology, lab, clinical pharmacy and case management, eliminating the need for patients to travel to John Peter Smith Hospital for many services and increasing the potential for coordination of care.
A pharmacy dispensary will be operational soon, further cutting down on trips to the hospital and making it easier for patients to take their medications as prescribed. Eligibility and Enrollment specialists are also in the new clinic to help patients identify sources of financing for the care they need.
JPS Medical Home is at True Worth Place is at 1513 E. Presidio St., near Fort Worth’s shelter district and within easy walking distance of Cypress Health Center on East Lancaster Avenue. MHMR will continue to occupy Cypress, but JPS services provided at Cypress have moved to True Worth Place.
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