Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN)
The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services for people experiencing homelessness in King County and provides leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.
Video 1 of 7 of the Stop Germs! video series.
2015 Annual Report
This past year demanded a renewed call to action. HCHN joined community-wide efforts in response to the local State of Emergency on homelessness. We leveraged our experience and secured more health care resources for the city and county. This annual report highlights our key accomplishments and the opportunities ahead to improve our community's health.
Expanding how Healthcare for the Homeless reaches people with complex needs
From the Public Health Insider blog, August 10, 2016
Mobile medical clinic for homeless people to start rolling in Seattle
From The Seattle Times, July 6, 2016
New mobile medical van hits the road to help Seattle's homeless
From the Q13 Fox, July 6, 2016
Under the same roof: Medical and behavioral health services for people experiencing homelessness
From the Public Health Insider blog, March 29, 2016
From mobile medicine to mental health: Helping the homeless take the next step
From the Public Health Insider blog, March 19, 2015
Stories from South King County's Medical Van
From KUOW.org, Sept. 24, 2014
Homelessness inevitably causes serious health problems. Illnesses that are closely associated with poverty - tuberculosis, AIDS, malnutrition, severe dental problems - devastate the homeless population. Health problems that exist quietly at other income levels - alcoholism, mental illnesses, diabetes, hypertension, physical disabilities - are prominent on the streets. Human beings without shelter fall prey to parasites, frostbite, infections and violence.