Stephen Klein Wellness Center

  • Stephen Klein Wellness Center
2144 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(Main) 215-320-6187 (Fax) 215-236-2308

The 28,000 square-foot Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) greatly expands our capacity to serve more people, as well as add new services, providing a sorely needed health home for homeless men, women,and children, and residents in an area where half of the people live in poverty and almost a third in extreme poverty.

Hours of Operation
Daytime hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Evening hours: Tuesdays until 7 pm

The Stephen Klein Wellness Center is committed to addressing the health and wellness needs of people who are currently homeless, formerly homeless, and people living in our North Philadelphia community. Stephen Klein Wellness Center offers primary medical care, psychiatric services, nurse care management, individual, couples and group counseling, peer-led outreach and care coordination, healing touch, on-site legal counseling, and assistance with applying for health insurance benefits.

Project HOME accepts health insurance at the SKWC. Please call our main number to find out if your health insurance is currently accepted. This list is actively growing.

Additionally, Project HOME is now considered a “Federally Qualified Health Center” (FQHC). Part of our funding is made available by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a grant. As an FQHC, we are able to provide our services regardless of a person’s ability to pay for the services. In cases where an individual lacks health insurance, we offer a discounted sliding fee program. For any questions related to our sliding fee program, please contact Brian Bolton at 215-320-6187.

Project HOME also provides medical and mental health care at Pathways to Housing throughout the year and at the Hub of Hope during the winter months.

 
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Daytime hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Evening hours: Tuesdays until 7 pm

SERVICES

The Stephen Klein Wellness Center will provide services to people of all ages, with and without health insurance, and will include:

  • Primary medical care (including pediatrics and family planning)
  • Integrated behavioral health care
  • Dental care
  • Pharmacy (coming soon)
  • Phlebotomy (blood draws)
  • Wellness classes/programs
  • Mobile nurse street outreach services
  • YMCA-operated fitness facility
  • Physical therapy
  • Legal clinic
  • Emergency food pantry for patients
  • Hospitality showers
  • Referrals to specialty care
  • Assistance with applying for health insurance

PROGRAMS (Classes and times subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.)

Nutrition Classes | Every Thursday, 11 am to Noon, and every Friday, 2 pm to 3 pm

Coffee and Conversation | Every Thursday, Noon to 1 pm

We accept the insurances listed below, as well as individuals who have no insurance. If you have another Medicaid plan and would like to switch to a plan we accept, please call PA Health Choices: (800) 440-3989.

Please make sure that one of the Project HOME Stephen Klein Wellness Center providers is your PCP.

Health Partners | (800) 553-0784

  • Mudit Gilotra ID# 61452MD447642
  • James Plumb ID# 61452MD016626E

Keystone First | (800) 521-6860

  • Project HOME SKWC ID# 30171819
  • Lara Weinstein ID# 30171847
  • James Plumb ID# 30171844
  • Kevin Scott ID# 30171852
  • Mudit Gilotra ID# 30196613

Keystone Connect | (855) 332-0434

  • Project HOME SKWC ID# 30171819
  • Lara Weinstein ID# 30171847
  • James Plumb ID# 30171844
  • Kevin Scott ID# 30171852
  • Mudit Gilotra ID# 30196613

Keystone VIP Choice | (800) 450-1166

  • Project HOME ID# 80021357
  • James Plumb ID# 80021358
  • Lara Weinstein ID# 80021361
  • Kevin Scott ID# 80021362
  • Mudit Gilotra ID# 80034195

Medicaid Access – no PCP change necessary
Medicare – no PCP change necessary

After you’ve made the call, please schedule an appointment at: 215-320-6187

Insurance that we will soon accept:

  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna commercial plans
  • Independence Blue Cross plans (Keystone Health Plan East, etc)
 
LARA CARSON WEINSTEIN, MD
Family Physician

 

 
MUDIT GILOTRA, MD
Family Physician and Director of Integrated Healthcare Services

 

 
LISA GREENSPAN, RN
Director of Clinical and Wellness Services

 

 
MONICA MEDINA MCCURDY, PA-C
Physician Assistant and VP, Healthcare Services

 

 
JAMES PLUMB, MD
Family Physician

 

 
JENNIFER SMITH, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health
 
Janine Musheno, DMD
 
JANINE MUSHENO, DMD
Dental Clinic Director
 
Kim Strauch, CRNP
 
KIM STRAUCH, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
 
Jennifer Weldon, CRNP
 
JENNIFER WELDON, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
 

The Center is a partnership between Project HOME, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., Jefferson Medical College Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Middleton Partnership and Stephen Klein. It expands the health care services that Project HOME, with Jefferson Family Medicine, have been providing to formerly homeless and low-income people in North Philadelphia.

Named for its lead funder, a champion of this project for years, the SKWC will include primary care, behavioral health, dental care, a pharmacy, on-site legal counseling, and a Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA with babysitting services.

The project was made possible due to the leadership of Monica McCurdy, Project HOME’s Vice President of Healthcare Services as well as Jefferson physicians Lara C. Weinstein, MD, MPH, James D. Plumb, MD, MPH and Richard C. Wender, MD, chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has shown its support with a one million dollar gift to the project. Part of our funding is made available by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a grant.

With a transformational leadership gift from Leigh and John Middleton, Project HOME created a public/private initiative to end and prevent chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia. The Middleton Partnership comprises visionary leaders who have joined with Leigh and John Middleton to ensure that together we realize this bold goal. This vital project is the third project of the Middleton Partnership.

Since 2011, Project HOME and its community partners have created a new strategic and collaborative approach to provide housing, healthcare, education, and employment. Under Project HOME’s lead, the Partnership has identified the longest-term and most vulnerable people living on the streets and developed a comprehensive program of permanent housing (with services designed to break the cycle of homelessness) and also the necessary capacity to prevent chronic street homelessness in the future.

In addition, the Partnership will pilot evidence-based practices in drug- and alcohol-free housing coupled with employment, leading to greater economic independence for people struggling with addiction and chronic street homelessness. To prevent future homelessness, the Partnership will create new permanent supportive housing with strong education and employment opportunities targeted to youth aging out of foster care or who are experiencing homelessness.

The financial leverage and collaborative impact of the Middleton Partnership allows Project HOME to greatly expand its housing and services, including building six new residential programs with a total of 500 additional housing units – doubling overall housing capacity – and a new wellness center offering integrated health care services including primary, behavioral health, and dental care, together with wellness programs. Not only does the Middleton Partnership help Project HOME carry out its mission of ending homelessness, it generates economic and fiscal impacts throughout the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

On a daily basis, we witness the tremendous strength and courage of men and women who have overcome homelessness.  And daily, we experience what happens when a community with a shared vision comes together – what Jon Bon Jovi calls “The Power of We.” Together, we can seize this opportunity and make the ambitious hope of ending chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia a reality. We invite every sector of society to join us in this hope – and help make Philadelphia the first major City in our nation to end and prevent chronic street homelessness.

Visionary Leaders

Connelly Foundation
Sheila and John Connors
Janet and John Haas
The Honickman Family
JBJ Soul Foundation
Margaret and Paul Hondros
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
Peggy and Harold Katz
Stephen B. Klein
Frances and James Maguire
Leigh and John Middleton
Elizabeth R. Moran
Neubauer Family Foundation
Oak Foundation
Raynier Institute and Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Ruth and Morris Williams