Street Health Services
Street medicine services provide access to health care that meets the unique needs of people sleeping on the streets. The HCH program directly provides StreetHealth street psychiatry and substance use recovery services to unsheltered homeless persons in the Oakland area, linking many people to the TRUST health center. Through contracts with HCH, Roots Community Health Center, and Tri-City Health Center partnering with Abode Services engage people living on the streets with highly accessible and patient-centered medical care, building relationships that lead to long term health through connections to primary care, social services, housing, and other supports.
Currently, street medicine operates in Downtown, East and West Oakland, Hayward, Castro Valley, Fremont, and Livermore. Sites and schedules evolve based on the shifting geography of homelessness.
For more information you can contact the HCH program at 510-891-8959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I'm a woman. I like to wash myself. I like to smell clean. Living in a tent, I didn't feel I was good enough for my husband or to be around my children. I didn't want the world to see me. Wilma came out there. She showed me that 'we care about you, I will get you the help you need.' To be concerned about a person's well-being -- that can change everything."
--- Street Medicine and Trust Health Center client