Serving Our Neighbors On The Street
WHY STREET MEDICINE
Unsheltered individuals face significant barriers to accessing medical care. This is why we need street medicine clinics - to provide care directly where it's needed most. By reaching out to our community, we can fill service gaps and break down these barriers to ensure that everyone has access to the healthcare they need and deserve.
No one should have to go without medical care simply because they lack a permanent address or access to traditional healthcare channels. Street medicine clinics exist to bridge this gap and provide compassionate, effective care to all members of our community.
The Miami Street Medicine (MSM) clinic meets our neighbors on the street on their own terms. We offer home care to build trust, bridge gaps between existing healthcare services, 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, empathetic listening, and collaborative service outreach.