New Mobile Medical Van to assist homeless in Seattle
Crossposted from Public Health Insider
If you see what looks like a giant RV with a splash of sunshine painted on the outside, you’ve probably spotted King County’s new Mobile Medical Van. You might catch a glimpse at various locations around the city of Seattle, as the van makes its rounds to church-sponsored meal programs, tent cities, and other locations where people living homeless gather.
The Mobile Medical program helps address some of the unique challenges of living homeless. How do you make a medical appointment and keep track of it, when you must continually focus on having a safe place to sleep, or of finding your next meal? How do you get to a clinic when you’re living on the streets or in a tent city?