Mobile Medical Vans
Smoking, high-fat diets, stress and other risk factors for chronic health conditions are common in the homeless population. Compounding the situation are high rates of mental illness and mistrust of institutions, which can make delivering healthcare the homeless a challenge. That’s why our mobile medical vans meet patients on the street, where they live, and our staff earns their trust with compassionate care.
Six days a week, our vans travel to 18 strategic sites across New York City, delivering free primary care, regardless of the patient’s insurance status. Our doctors and nurse practitioners provide physical checkups, vaccinations, HIV tests, basic medications, and treatment for common chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
We offer all of our uninsured patients assistance with the enrollment process. We also give away free care packages that include toiletries, long underwear, sweatshirts, hats and gloves.
Data: 4,572 patients received treatment through our mobile medical program in 2016—up from 2,888 in 2011.