Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc. (BRPCC) is a non-profit corporation created to operate two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) - a Health Care for the Homeless Clinic and a Community Health Center in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Our Mission: To increase access to high-quality, comprehensive health care services for the underserved population of East Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas regardless of ability to pay.
Our Goal: To increase access to primary healthcare for the homeless and the medically underserved population.
Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc. was created in 2003 through extensive community involvement and the foresight of East Baton Rouge Parish healthcare leaders and human services providers.
Major collaborating partners are the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Baton Rouge, The Dr. David and Bevelyn Mays Foundation, Earl K. Long Medical Center, Capital Area Human Services District, The Learning Center and Community Development Corporation, and the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, each of which desires to improve access to medical care for the underserved.
BRPCC is a community based safety-net provider that values collaborative relationships to extend access to primary and preventative health care services for underserved populations.
2002 August - Healthcare for the Homeless Advisory Group formed by Ann Clark-Whitlock, FNP.
2003 July - The Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative formed after the St. Vincent DePaul Society (SVDP) took part in studying the need for healthcare for the homeless in 2002 following a statewide health care summit. SVDP, Earl K. Long Medical Center and the Mays Foundation joined to form Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc.
September - SVDP was awarded $150,000 from Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health to develop Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) and a Community Health Center (CHC) as part of an initiative to support the development and expansion primary and preventive health care access. The grant covered the costs of consultants, technical assistance and legal expenses associated with the compilation and submission of a federal grant application, the development of a business plan, minor capital improvements and medical and office equipment for the two facilities.
November – A community forum was held to obtain community input for development of the HCH/CHC sites A volunteer Board of Directors was formed and Articles of Incorporation were created and filed December - IRS 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Non Profit Corporation status was secured and a Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 330 Grant Application was submitted.
2004 May - Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc. secured $650,000 from HRSA to open two federally qualified health centers in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The opening of BRPCC demonstrates the value of collaboration and partnerships. The result is an effort that involved several huge resources of the community, including doctors, nonprofit groups and the many levels of government. “These clinics will be a Godsend for thousands of our families who need and deserve better primary care.” Kathleen Blanco, former Govenor.
2011 October: The HCH site moves to 153 N. 17th Street (the new site of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless). The CHC site moves to 2013 Central Road, Suite B (in the Jewel Newman Community Center).