Apr 18, 2024 - News

Portland's mobile health clinic rollout

Two red vans parked with ribbons on them, to be used as mobile clinics

Central City Concern launched two mobile medical clinics to serve unhoused people. Photo: Courtesy of Central City Concern

Central City Concern has launched two mobile health clinics for people experiencing homelessness.

Why it matters: Barriers to health care are high for people living on the streets, where untreated conditions can rapidly worsen.

How it works: Staff in the vans can offer primary care, behavioral health treatment and housing resources.

  • Additional health services include dental care, wound treatment, physical exams, infectious disease screening, vaccinations and medications.

The vans will visit both sanctioned and nonsanctioned camps, day centers, meal resource sites and community events.

  • There will be regular stops at Blanchet House, which serves food to hundreds of unhoused people daily in Old Town.
  • "Central City Concern's mobile health care vans are a meaningful step forward in addressing our homeless community members' need for accessible care," said Scott Kerman, executive director of Blanchet House.

If you go: The vans are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5:30pm.

  • Contact CCC to learn where the Mobile Health teams will be at 971-901-8920.

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