Baptist Operation Outreach Clinic is helping address a need. The homeless often go to the emergency room for routine treatment, which is costly in time, money, and resources. The clinic, which opened this spring at 1325 Jefferson Avenue inside Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, complements Baptist Operation Outreach’s mobile clinic for the homeless. The homeless can come here for physicals, prescriptions, primary care and more. Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christ Community Health Services started Baptist Operation Outreach services in 2004. Baptist and CCHS are the largest providers of health care for the homeless in the Memphis area, and in 2018 the mobile clinic had 3,000 patient encounters.