Washington Health System

155 Wilson Avenue Washington, PA 15301   (724) 225-7000

community medicine

Washington Health System has underwritten care at the Washington City Mission since 2006 and faculty and residents have volunteered there for years. Washington City Mission is the county’s largest homeless shelter. It houses up to 100 homeless residents nightly and feeds at least twice as many every day. In 2010 a more formal additional partnership was developed between the free clinic operated by the City Mission and Washington Health System Family Medicine. Twice a month, second or third year residents on their clinics or community medicine rotations staff a half day clinic for City Mission residents, uninsured community members and street homeless. This experience allows our residents to become familiar with the various mental health, rehabilitation and social services to the indigent population of our county