Integrated Health Care

RHD’s Family Practice and Counseling Network operates community health care centers in three of Philadelphia’s medically underserved neighborhoods. The centers employ a nurse-managed model to deliver caring, quality primary health care, behavioral health services, dental care, and prevention programs that integrate services in treating the whole patient. The Network has earned national recognition as a “best practices” model of health care delivery.

'A Great Gift'

Family Practice & Counseling Network’s connection to the community it serves shows in the loyalty and affection of one of its first patients. At FPCN, Ethel says she’s treated like part of the family.

Highly-respected people in the field work at RHD’s programs. Donna Torrisi wrote the book on nurse-managed health centers – literally. Torrisi, is the founder and former executive director of the Family Practice and Counseling Network, co-authored the definitive text on the subject: “Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Getting them Started and Keeping Them Going.”

FPCN was featured in USA Today as an example of new model of health care in a front-page story titled “Innovative health programs counter primary care shortage.” In recent years FPCN has been recognized for its excellent care, including as a recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administrations’ Quality Improvement Award, Philadelphia Immunization Program Immunization Champion Award, and the American Cancer Society’s Partner in Health Award.

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  • FaSST/Connections

    FaSST/Connections (Family Shelter Support Team) is a behavioral health care unit that provides evaluation, linkage, and coordination of services to individuals and families living in various shelters. FaSST/Connections’ primary outcome …

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  • Family Practice And Counseling Network

    A network of health centers providing primary care, behavioral health education, prenatal care, family planning services, dental care, community outreach, and advocacy. The nurse-managed centers are primarily funded by the …

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  • Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Services

    Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Services has been providing a broad range of mental health and substance use services for over 50 years. Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Services offers …

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  • Point To Point

    Point-To-Point Club is a personal escorted transportation and language program for people who need transportation, and people that can not independently use public transportation. Point-to-Point provides access to all activities. …

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  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a long-term partial hospital program serving children ages 6 to 11 from the Philadelphia area. The program provides specialized education services as well as individual, group and …

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