Family Practice & Counseling Network
Family Practice and Counseling Network opened with an initial Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant in 1992, and has since grown and developed in response to need and demand by the communities served.
The Network began with one converted apartment space within the Abbottsford public housing development, and now consists of three comprehensive health centers in Philadelphia: Abbottsford-Falls Family Practice & Counseling in the northwest; the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in the north;, and the Health Annex in the southwest. The Network also includes a convenient care clinic in Philadelphia – Fast Family Care @ Shoprite; and a Philadelphia site that is a partnership with Action Wellness, called Annex West, located in West Philadelphia.
Today the Network serves more than 22,000 patients annually and is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federally qualified community health centers that uses a nurse-managed, integrated model to deliver primary care, behavioral health, dental, and preventive services, which are co-located at the centers and are designed to treat the whole patient.
Primary care at the Network is provided by nurse practitioners with advanced practice degrees and the expertise to diagnose illness and prescribe medication, to make referrals to specialists, to provide pre-and post-natal care, and to offer a wide variety of other primary healthcare services. The model relies heavily on a psychosocial, interdisciplinary approach to care that “wraps its arms” around patients.