Stephen Klein Wellness Center | Project HOME

Stephen Klein Wellness Center

  • Stephen Klein Wellness Center
2144 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(Main) 215-320-6187 (Fax) 215-236-2308
COVID-19 Updates

The Stephen Klein Wellness Center is open with some service restrictions. We are asking all patients to please call 215-320-6187 prior to coming to the SKWC in order to figure out how to best meet their needs and ensure their safety. Please see this blog post for more details.

Dental services will now only be provided for urgent dental needs or emergencies, based on guidelines set by the PA Department of Health and American Dental Association. New or established patients with urgent needs should call the SKWC at 215-320-6187 for phone triage by a dentist. Dental services at the Hub of Hope will remain closed until further notice.

Project HOME Healthcare Services is offering COVID-19 testing for patients who are referred by our own primary care providers. We will bill your insurance if applicable. Self pay fees are based on a sliding fee schedule depending on income and family size and range from $5 to $20. As is the case with all services rendered by Project HOME Healthcare Services patients will not be denied services based on the inability to pay the sliding fee.

The 28,000 square-foot Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) greatly expands our capacity to serve more people, as well as add new services, providing a sorely needed health home for homeless men, women,and children, and residents in an area where half of the people live in poverty and almost a third in extreme poverty.

Hours of Operation
Daytime hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Evening hours: Tuesdays until 7 pm

The Stephen Klein Wellness Center is committed to addressing the health and wellness needs of people who are currently homeless, formerly homeless, and people living in our North Philadelphia community. Stephen Klein Wellness Center offers primary medical care, psychiatric services, nurse care management, individual, couples and group counseling, peer-led outreach and care coordination, healing touch, on-site legal counseling, and assistance with applying for health insurance benefits.

Project HOME accepts health insurance at the SKWC. Please call our main number to find out if your health insurance is currently accepted. This list is actively growing.

Additionally, Project HOME is now considered a “Federally Qualified Health Center” (FQHC). Part of our funding is made available by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a grant. As an FQHC, we are able to provide our services regardless of a person’s ability to pay for the services. In cases where an individual lacks health insurance, we offer a discounted sliding fee program. For any questions related to our sliding fee program, please call 215-320-6187.

Project HOME also provides healthcare services at Pathways to Housing PA , at the Hub of Hope and at Prevention Point Philadelphia.

Project HOME receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.

Stephen Klein Wellness Center, 2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121

  • Near corner of 22nd and Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia.
  • Accessible by bus (#3, 33, 61)
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM, Tuesday until 7:00PM
  • Evening hours will be announced soon.

Pathways to Housing – Philadelphia: 

  • 5201 Old York Road, 19141
  • Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm

Hub of Hope: Suburban Station Underground Concourse, Center City

  • Open January-April 2014
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Friday, 7:00AM-9:00AM

How to Reach Us

  • To schedule an appointment at Stephen Klein Wellness Center or Pathways to Housing, please call 215-320-6187. Walk-ins will be accommodated if a provider is available, but it is always recommended to call ahead first.
  • To schedule an appointment at Hub of Hope, call 215-575-9251. Walk-ins will be accommodated if a provider is available but it is always recommended to call ahead first.

After Hours Care

  • If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to your closest hospital emergency department.
  • To reach a licensed health care provider after regular business hours, including evenings and weekends, call our main number at 215-320-6187.  A live operator will answer and relay your message to the on-call provider who will call you back within 30 minutes.  For prescription refills, appointments or referrals, please call 215-320-6187 during regular business hours.

Stephen Klein Wellness Center Insurance Information

We accept the insurances listed below, as well as individuals who have no insurance. If you have another Medicaid plan and would like to switch to a plan we accept, please call PA Health Choices: 800.440.3989

Please make sure that one of the Project HOME Stephen Klein Wellness Center providers is your PCP.

Address:  2144 Cecil B Moore Ave Philadelphia PA 19121 | NPI: 1609122506

Health Partners Call (800) 553-0784

  • Project HOME SKWC
  • Lara Weinstein | NPI: 1861411274
  • Christine Castellan | NPI: 1144663717
  • Patrick Doggett | NPI: 1124384573
  • Nyasha George | NPI: 1801138334
  • Ivel Morales |NPI: 1770878456

Health Partners Medicare Call (866) 901-8000

  • Project HOME SKWC 
  • Lara Weinstein | NPI: 1861411274
  • Christine Castellan | NPI: 1144663717
  • Patrick Doggett | NPI: 1124384573
  • Nyasha George | NPI: 1801138334
  • Ivel Morales | NPI: 1770878456

Keystone First Call (800) 521-6860

  • Project HOME SKWC
  • Lara Weinstein
  • Christine Castellan
  • Patrick Doggett
  • Nyasha George
  • Ivel Morales

Keystone VIP Choice Call (800) 450-1166

  • Project HOME SKWC
  • Lara Weinstein
  • Christine Castellan
  • Patrick Doggett
  • Nyasha George
  • Ivel Morales

Uninsured – always accepted
Medicaid Access – no PCP change necessary
Medicare – no PCP change necessary

After you’ve made the call, please schedule an appointment at: 215-320-6187

Insurance that we will soon accept:

  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna commercial plans
  • Independence Blue Cross plans (Keystone Health Plan East, etc)

The Center is a partnership between Project HOME, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., Jefferson Medical College Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Middleton Partnership and Stephen Klein. It expands the health care services that Project HOME, with Jefferson Family Medicine, have been providing to formerly homeless and low-income people in North Philadelphia.

Named for its lead funder, a champion of this project for years, the SKWC will include primary care, behavioral health, dental care, a pharmacy, on-site legal counseling, and a Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA with babysitting services.

The project was made possible due to the leadership of Monica McCurdy, Project HOME’s Vice President of Healthcare Services as well as Jefferson physicians Lara C. Weinstein, MD, MPH, James D. Plumb, MD, MPH and Richard C. Wender, MD, chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has shown its support with a one million dollar gift to the project. Part of our funding is made available by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a grant.

With a transformational leadership gift from Leigh and John Middleton, Project HOME created a public/private initiative to end and prevent chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia. The Middleton Partnership comprises visionary leaders who have joined with Leigh and John Middleton to ensure that together we realize this bold goal. This vital project is the third project of the Middleton Partnership.

Since 2011, Project HOME and its community partners have created a new strategic and collaborative approach to provide housing, healthcare, education, and employment. Under Project HOME’s lead, the Partnership has identified the longest-term and most vulnerable people living on the streets and developed a comprehensive program of permanent housing (with services designed to break the cycle of homelessness) and also the necessary capacity to prevent chronic street homelessness in the future.

In addition, the Partnership will pilot evidence-based practices in drug- and alcohol-free housing coupled with employment, leading to greater economic independence for people struggling with addiction and chronic street homelessness. To prevent future homelessness, the Partnership will create new permanent supportive housing with strong education and employment opportunities targeted to youth aging out of foster care or who are experiencing homelessness.

The financial leverage and collaborative impact of the Middleton Partnership allows Project HOME to greatly expand its housing and services, including building six new residential programs with a total of 500 additional housing units – doubling overall housing capacity – and a new wellness center offering integrated health care services including primary, behavioral health, and dental care, together with wellness programs. Not only does the Middleton Partnership help Project HOME carry out its mission of ending homelessness, it generates economic and fiscal impacts throughout the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

On a daily basis, we witness the tremendous strength and courage of men and women who have overcome homelessness.  And daily, we experience what happens when a community with a shared vision comes together – what Jon Bon Jovi calls “The Power of We.” Together, we can seize this opportunity and make the ambitious hope of ending chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia a reality. We invite every sector of society to join us in this hope – and help make Philadelphia the first major City in our nation to end and prevent chronic street homelessness.

Visionary Leaders

Connelly Foundation
Sheila and John Connors
Janet and John Haas
The Honickman Family
JBJ Soul Foundation
Margaret and Paul Hondros
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
Peggy and Harold Katz
Stephen B. Klein
Frances and James Maguire
Leigh and John Middleton
Elizabeth R. Moran
Neubauer Family Foundation
Oak Foundation
Raynier Institute and Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Ruth and Morris Williams