Medical Legal Partnerships
Family Practice Counseling Network (FPCN) Nurse-Managed Health Centers
FPCN has three federally qualified health centers in Philadelphia all providing primary healthcare by nurse practitioners. FPCN was the first in the country to utilize this nurse-managed model. Our first MLP with FPCN was formed in 2011 at Abbottsford in the Germantown area. We are now at all three sites including the 11th Street Health Center in north Philadelphia and the Health Annex located in the southwest section of Philadelphia.
On-site legal services have been offered at our Hahnemann MLP since the beginning of August 2013. Our partnership is with the Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH), Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) and Drexel University’s School of Law. Services are offered to patients in the radiation oncology department, which is an outpatient radiation treatment center in HUH, in Rittenhouse oncology, which is an out-patient chemotherapy treatment center, and in the I. Brodsky Group, which is an out-patient chemotherapy treatment center staffed by DUCOM providers.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Magee was one of our founding partners back in 1987 and we have been located within the hospital since 1990. Our 29-year partnership has seen thousands of patients obtain advice, guidance and representation from our staff. We serve clients who are receiving healthcare services either as inpatients or as outpatients.
Project Home’s Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC)
The Stephen Klein Wellness Center Medical-Legal Partnership (SKWC MLP) is a collaboration between LCD and Project Home that provides on-site free high-quality legal services to low-income patients with disabilities. Launched in 2013, the goal of the project is to address the health-harming social determinants to health that are legal in nature that SKWC’s patients, many of whom are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless every day.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
In 2011 we began providing legal services to families at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health which relocated to St. Chris’ new Center for the Urban Child in 2014. In 2013 we expanded our services to the Special Needs Clinic, which provides medical service to children with severe disabilities. From 2014, we have participated in the monthly asthma team meetings and are working with the medical team to determine if mold or other housing problems may need to be addressed with the landlord.