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.