Special Delivery: Mobile Clinic Brings Healthcare to S.F.’s Homeless
SAN FRANCISCO—Imagine if you were ordered to shelter in place and your only option was a homeless shelter. How would you get care for your existing health conditions?
For low-income or homeless people who live in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the coronavirus outbreak is making what was already a difficult situation even more challenging. Fortunately for Tracey Gamedah, who suffers from mobility issues due to high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, the recently-launched HealthRIGHT 360 Mobile Healthcare Service brings the primary care she needs to her neighborhood, close to the women’s shelter where she is staying.
Watch Tracey Gamedah’s story:
“Sutter Health provided tremendous financial support to launch the medical mobile van and bring medical service to the vulnerable population right here on the streets of San Francisco,” says HealthRIGHT 360’s Stephanie Yeh, P.A., who cares for Gamedah.
Says Gamedah, “You can’t give up hope. I just knew that if I kept going that I would find help and I found it when I saw that truck outside.”