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Street Teams To Provide Health Care To Homeless San Diegans

Kristan Horney, a nurse practitioner with Father Joe's Villages street health...

Credit: Father Joe's Villages

Above: Kristan Horney, a nurse practitioner with Father Joe's Villages street health program, assisting a patient in a 2019 photo.

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Father Joe's Villages has launched what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.

Aired: May 16, 2019 | Download | Transcript

Father Joe’s Villages announced Thursday what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.

Under the pilot program, teams of doctors will be deployed to the streets to offer health care services directly to homeless San Diegans.

Health providers with Father Joe's estimate about 30% of individuals experiencing homelessness have complex health needs but do not seek help.

A recent report shows the number of homeless deaths in San Diego has doubled over the last decade.

Dr. Jeffrey Norris, medical director of Father Joe’s Villages, joins Midday Edition Thursday to discuss the new program.

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