Medical Respite Care

Service Locations

Barbara McInnis House

780 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
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Always open

BHCHP provides "medical respite care", short-term medical and recuperative services, for homeless people who are far too sick for life in shelters but not sick enough to occupy a costly acute care hospital bed.  The Barbara McInnis House is BHCHP's 104-bed medical respite facility located in Jean Yawkey Place on the campus of Boston Medical Center.

For patients and providers looking for more complete information on services provided at the Barbara McInnis House, please see our FAQ sheet.

For providers looking to admit a patient, please see our admittance requirements before filling out an admission form.

Stacy Kirkpatrick House

461 Walnut Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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The Stacy Kirkpatrick House is a step-down respite facility, welcoming patients previously recovering from surgeries, long-term treatments, and other ailments at the Barbara McInnis House. The Stacy Kirkpatrick House -- named after a beloved nurse practitioner (1964-2016) who was known for her infectious positivity and her unwavering compassion for our patients -- offers 20 medical respite beds and is run by BHCHP nurses and operations staff. BHCHP’s step down model allows for medically frail patients to transition from round-the-clock care at the Barbara McInnis House to low-risk care at the Stacy Kirkpatrick House to long term housing facilitated by our case managers on staff.