Street Teams To Provide Health Care To Homeless San Diegans
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Credit: Father Joe's Villages
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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