Serving Our Neighbors On The Street
WHY STREET MEDICINE
Even with available free clinics and traditional points of entry to hospital care, many barriers to healthcare remain for unsheltered individuals. To overcome these barriers, we must reach out to our community.
The Miami Street Medicine (MSM) clinic engages our neighbors on the street - on their own terms and turf. Our “home care” is done to build trust, bridge gaps in existing care infrastructure, transition patients into housing & a primary-care relationship, educate & counsel, and deliver other high-quality healthcare services free of charge. Additionally, we know not to underestimate the quiet healing potential of simply acknowledging a person’s humanity, empathetically listening, and offering service outreach.