National Health Center Week: Health Care for the Homeless Day!

 

 

SFCCC’s Street Outreach Services (SOS) provides mobile urgent medical care and connection to long term primary care for San Francisco’s homeless and marginally housed population.  In the first six months of 2016, we had over 300 health education encounters on topics including overdose prevention, risk reduction, and chronic disease management.  We were able to connect 45% of people using SOS with primary care and 64% to substance abuse treatment services, while providing immediate critical services such as 90 flu vaccinations.   We also implemented an electronic health record that allows us to streamline services across care sites and includes a patient communication platform to remind patients of appointments.  Learn more at http://www.sfccc.org/access-to-care.