As the largest network of community health centers in Washington, D.C., Unity Health Care provides a full range of health and human services to meet the needs of our communities through a network of over 28 traditional and non-traditional health sites and a mobile medical outreach vehicle. Our team of compassionate and multicultural health professionals place Unity values into action every day to bring whole-person care and wellness to nearly 100,000 patients through 475,000 visits annually. Deeply rooted in the Districts neighborhoods for over 35 years, Unity strives to promote healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive primary and specialty health care and wrap-around services, regardless of ability to pay.
Unity Health Care will be recognized as the health care provider and employer of choice by establishing a culture that champions patient-centered care, promotes staff engagement, embraces the latest technology, and pursues community partnerships and strategic alliances.
From the start, Unity Health Care has been committed to serving the health needs of our communities. In a small room in a local shelter, Unity was originally founded in 1985 as Health Care for the Homeless Project (HCHP). HCHP provided primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that resided in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia. In 1997, HCHP officially changed its name to Unity Health Care asservices wereexpanded from not only serving people experiencing homelessness, butto providing primary and specialty care to all District residents. Over the past three decades we have grown into a network of over 20 traditional and non-traditional health centers and a walking medical outreach program.
2017: Became an approved provider of My Health GPS, a care coordination program for Medicaid beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions to reduce inappropriate hospital utilization and readmissions.
2019: East of the River Health Center opened a new location in partnership with So Others Might Eat and Howard University Hospital to offer specialized care in high-risk maternal and fetal medicine, oncology, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment and counseling