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Our Medical Outreach Team Brings Healthcare to the Community

 

Our Medical Outreach Team brings primary health care and treatment to underserved communities in Marin via our street medicine van.

 

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. 

STREET MEDICINE HEALTH SERVICES

  • Physical medical exams
  • Women’s health services
  • Covid testing & vaccines
  • Blood tests
  • Immunizations & TB screening
  • Prescriptions & medications
  • Hepatitis C testing & treatment
  • Hypertension testing & treatment
  • Chronic disease & medication management
  • Specialty referrals including X-rays

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Talk to a Medical Outreach Team member to learn about:

 

  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Budget Management
  • Mental Health Care
  • Telepsychiatry & Psychotherapy
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Addiction Counseling

 

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.

 

SCHEDULE:

Our schedule changes monthly and includes going to New Beginnings, Marinship Park encampment in Sausalito, Safe Sleeping Area in San Rafael, West Marin pantry, and to a variety of community centers.

 

Medical Outreach Team Downloadable Poster

Download our Medical Outreach Team flyer to learn about our Street Medicine Van services.

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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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