Program Information

Department: c/o Department of Family & Community Medicine

1015 Walnut Street
Curtis Building, Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Please note that the mailing address provided above is solely intended for administrative purposes. The office is not staffed with JeffHOPE personnel and no patient records are kept onsite.

JeffHOPE - Health Opportunities, Prevention & Education

JeffHOPE (Health Opportunities, Prevention & Education) is a student-run organization of Sidney Kimmel Medical College that aims to improve access to health care for the homeless and housing insecure populations of Philadelphia, as well as to educate students, residents, and faculty members about medical issues, homelessness and poverty. It was formed in 1991 by a group of medical students who identified a need in the homeless community for proper medical care.

While JeffHOPE provides acute care, emotional support, and health education through free clinics, we also strive to improve our patients’ access to a longitudinal source of primary care and to help address the social and behavioral health barriers that impact their health. We currently operate clinics at four Philadelphia area homeless shelters and one safe needle exchange site. At all of our clinics, teams of medical students and medical doctors work together to provide quality care and resource referral for our patients.

JeffHOPE is one of the largest and most active student organizations of Jefferson, involving more than 100 medical students and over 50 faculty members each year. Our clinics are responsible for over 5,000 patient visits per year. The program receives a great deal of support from the University and Hospital, especially from the Departments of Family & Community Medicine and Medicine - Division of Internal Medicine. JeffHOPE is led by student Steering Committees and student directors. Our faculty advisor is Robert Motley, MD, MHCDS in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Clinic Schedules

Mondays  Eliza Shirley, 7 - 9 PM
Tuesdays  Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, 7 - 9:30 PM
Wednesdays  ACTS, and Prevention Point Women's Clinic Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursdays  Our Brothers Place, 6 - 9 PM