For more than 40 years, Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Centers has recognized the impact of socioeconomic stress on the health of our communities. Too often, underserved communities are preoccupied with the challenges and activities of daily living at the expense of focusing on family health maintenance and wellness issues. In response to these and other community concerns, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers has established "community support" corporations that have proved successful beyond its well-known health center. While primary care community health services remains the foundation of our community efforts, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers also deploys the resources of our Mental Health Center (Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center) and our People’s Community Action Corporation (PCAC), to address the total needs of our underserved communities. Currently, our family of 501(c)3 corporations includes a 60 unit senior affordable housing residence, along with 18 multifamily apartments for families with disabilities, a Connective Services Corporation that houses the Social Security Administration Office adjacent to the Delmar site, and the Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Behavioral Health Center. The collection of these corporations have worked, in concert, to address the health care needs of the community, and also to remove the socioeconomic obstacles to that end. Each year, the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers serves more than 51,000 unique clients. Many of whom would have nowhere else to turn if we were not there. Betty Jean Kerr People’s Centers strives to address all of the needs of underserved communities by offering services, with dignity and respect, to all who need us. We feel we are uniquely qualified to help elevate our communities by bringing "gold standard" medical, mental/behavioral health and socioeconomic services to our underserved communities. Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers is Joint Commission Accredited and NCQA(Level III, all sites) Certified. Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center is CARF Accredited. By rallying our many years of community advocacy and service experience, with our dedicated staff and untiring dedication to service, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers looks forward to many more years of community service and advocacy for those who need our voice.
Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers (PHC), founded in 1972, has been at the forefront of providing quality health care to the St. Louis metropolitan area for over 40 years. The mission of PHC is to provide comprehensive primary health care, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN, dental, mammography, behavioral health, pharmacy, radiology, podiatry and laboratory services, to meet the health needs of the entire community. PHC is committed to serving the impoverished, uninsured populations in St. Louis and St Louis County communities. With three (3) conveniently located health centers, and a friendly welcoming staff, PHC aspires to serve all the health care and wellness needs of the entire family.
Along with traditional primary care services, PHC also offers client-centered cluster visits, community health education, nursing, mobile van outreach, school-linked services and prevention health services, which allows a seamless approach to health and wellness while improving health outcomes and decreasing disparities.