Health Care for Homeless People


In partnership with Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh Mercy operates a Winter Shelter for men and women who are experiencing homelessness.

The Winter Shelter will open for the season on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Smithfield United Church of Christ
620 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2506 (Downtown)

The location is the same for men and women.

Hours of Operation:
Nov. 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020 (The spring end date may be extended, if conditions warrant.)
7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Every night, including weekends and holidays, and regardless of temperature.

Fifth Avenue Commons
905 Watson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-1348


EMERGENCY SHELTER provides temporary housing for homeless women.

MEDICAL RESPITE is acute and post-acute medical care for patients experiencing homelessness or patients who are unstably housed who are too ill or frail from a physical illness or injury while living in shelter or on the streets, but are not sick enough to be in a hospital.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING provides permanent housing and supportive services to women with a diagnosed serious mental illness.

RAPID RE-HOUSING provides housing identification, move in assistance, short-term rental assistance that is gradually reduced as the tenant assumes a larger share of the payment, case management and aftercare support.

SAFE AT HOME offers monetary and basic assistance to women who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, for the first time in their lives. Priority is given to women over 50 years old with young children in the household. A small pool of funds can also be used for single custodial fathers.


The Pittsburgh Mercy Mobile Medical Unit offers services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Appointments aren’t required, but are encouraged. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 412-606-0604. Below is the schedule. Services are not offered on major holidays.

9 a.m. to Noon
Wood Street Commons
299 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1912
A partnership between Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Community Human Services, and the Residence at Wood Street Commons.

6 to 9 p.m.
The Red Door
St. Mary of Mercy Church
202 Stanwix Street at the Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1304

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Intersection
115 Seventh Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132-2709 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Mercy
Generations Building
700 Wood Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2895



  • primary care
  • dental care
  • mental health care
  • vision services
  • substance abuse services
  • pharmacy services
  • referrals for necessary specialty and hospital services
  • outreach informing of available services
  • assistance establishing eligibility for housing and entitlement programs
  • case management for adults, families and children

See the schedule below, or call the number above for dates/times/locations:

Click to access healthcare-for-the-homeless-medical-clincs.pdf

Three Rivers Youth
6117 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (East Liberty)
Phone: 412.441.5020

The Hub is an outreach and drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth. The facility offers comfortable space for counseling, meals and a computer Lab with internet access. The Hub is accessible by public transportation within walking distance of East Liberty Bus Way.

Drop in Center hours are 10 A.M to 2 P.M, Monday through Thursday.


  • Emergency food.
  • Assessment, counseling and crisis intervention
  • Linkages with all needed services (shelter, permanent housing, jobs or job training, health care, rape crisis, domestic violence and legal services)
  • Street outreach to identify and recruit youth in need of services from the Hub
  • Aftercare and follow-up for all youth who can be contacted
  • Linkages with the broad spectrum of services for youth and families at TRY
  • Semi monthly psychiatric services on site.

1307 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-359-3751, ask for the Bridge Clinic

At this clinic, we provide comprehensive primary care services (medical, mental health, and substance use) for people currently or recently experiencing homelessness. 

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