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Our Health & Wellness Outreach Team Brings Healthcare to the Community

 

In 2021 Ritter Center’s launched its Medical Outreach Team bringing medical care to underserved and unserved individuals throughout Marin County, via our street medicine van.

Since December 2022, Ritter Center has been working in partnership with Community Action Marin (CAM) and SPAHR Center to provide expanded Street Medicine and Integrated Behavioral Health care services for People Experiencing Homelessness, thanks to a collaborative grant awarded by Marin Health & Human Services (MHHS). The collaborative street medicine team, now called the Health & Wellness Outreach Team, will be providing services 3 days a week in year one, then 4 days a week in year two, and 5 days a week in year three.

Ritter Center Clinic Manager Rachelle Valenzuela manages Ritter Center’s street medicine program and leads our Medical Outreach Team which also includes a medical provider, patient navigator/medical assistant and benefits specialist. Our team use Ritter Center’s street medicine van to provide urgent primary medical care services, and preventive care including COVID testing and vaccines, while also connecting patients with behavioral health support, shelter and housing resources, medical insurance registration, and access to food and income. 

SCHEDULE

Our schedule changes monthly and includes going to New Beginnings, Jonathan’s Place, San Geronimo Community Center, Lee Garner Encampment, Bolinas Community Center, Hamilton Field/Marsh, Albert Park, West Marin Food Pantry, Binford Road Encampment, and to a variety of community centers.

View this month’s schedule here >>

STREET MEDICINE HEALTH SERVICES

  • Physical Medical Exams
  • Women’s Health Services
  • COVID Testing & Vaccinations
  • Monkeypox Vaccinations
  • Immunizations & TB Screening
  • Prescription Refills
  • Hepatitis C Testing & Treatment • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Specialty Referrals
  • Blood Tests
  • Mental Health Care
  • Telepsychiatry & Psychotherapy
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Addiction Counseling

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Talk to a Medical Outreach Team member to learn about:

 

  • Housing Application Assistance (CAM)
  • Rental Assistance (CAM)
  • Benefits Enrollment (CAM)
  • Budget Management (CAM)
  • Rapid Hep C Screenings (SPAHR)
  • Harm Reduction (SPAHR)
  • Needle Exchange (SPAHR)
  • Needs Assessment (CAM)

COST OF TREATMENT

Treatment cost is on a sliding scale. No insurance is needed and our team can help with insurance enrollment assistance at no-cost.

Medical Outreach Team Downloadable Poster - English

View and download our Medical Outreach Team flyer to learn about our Street Medicine Van services.

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Medical Outreach Team Downloadable Poster - Spanish

View and download our Medical Outreach Team flyer to learn about our Street Medicine Van services.

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Medical Outreach Team Downloadable Schedule

View and download our current schedule and learn how to bring the Street Medicine Van to your location!

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Read about our Street Medicine Van in action on our RESOLVE blog

“By identifying their health care needs and addressing a lack of consistent health care access, we can begin the process to re-engage in their health and start the journey of healing and lifelong health,” said Rachelle.

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