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Our program emphasizes linking people who are homeless into primary health care and helping them get other vital services like mental health and chemical dependency treatment.

Teams of service providers are situated at a variety of service sites throughout King County and may consist of nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, mental health providers, and chemical dependency counselors. The teams may also include eligibility counselors who provide information and assistance to those who need to apply for Medicaid or other health coverage options.

The teams use a trauma-informed approach in providing services. They are skilled at meeting the person who is homeless "where they are", and build trusting relationships with them. Harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques are used to help the people they are working with identify their needs and make steps toward improving their health.

  • Mobile medical care for people living homeless
    The Mobile Medical program provides basic medical care, dental care, and social services to homeless individuals and families living in Seattle and south King County. At each site a full free meal is served by the church. The program does not charge a fee and does not require insurance.

  • Public Health Centers
    Services are provided at Public Health Centers located in Seattle and King County. Fees are based according to one's income. Most Public Health Centers are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Public Health Teen Clinics
    All services at Public Health Teen Clinics are free or low cost. Guys and girls up to their 21st birthday are welcome at Teen Clinics. We welcome straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and questioning teens. You will not be judged based on who you have sex with.

  • Country Doctor Community Clinic and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center
    Provides a full range of primary care services with Country Doctor located on Seattle's Capitol Hill District and Carolyn Downs located in the Central District of Seattle.

  • Pioneer Square Clinic
    Pioneer Square Clinic provides primary health care and treats acute problems for adult patients residing in downtown Seattle.

  • Neighborcare Health
    Neighborcare Health has many clinics in the area. Access a list of clinics with phone numbers, descriptions of services and addresses.

  • HealthPoint
    HealthPoint has many clinics throughout King County (not in Seattle). Access a list of clinic locations, services, addresses, and phone numbers.

  • Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
    Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC) is a community clinic of Seattle Children's Hospital located in Seattle's Central District. Children from birth through 21 receive care from a team of specially trained pediatric care providers. OBCC provides medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to all families, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • SeaMar
    Health care referrals for families with children. Staff speak English and Spanish, interpretation services are available for other languages.
  • Seattle - King County medical respite: Edward Thomas House at Jefferson Terrace
    The Medical Respite Program provides homeless individuals a safe place to recover from acute injury or illness. Short-term shelter, nursing and behavioral health services are the key elements of medical respite's recuperative care.

  • Birth control and STD clinics
    Specializes in birth control, pregnancy tests, Plan B and testing for STDs. At Public Health, our doctors and nurses are experts in family planning services. No one is turned away because they cannot afford to pay. We can help you enroll in health insurance, if eligible. All our services are free or low cost, based on how much money you make.

  • Breast, cervical and colon health
    Don't let money stand in your way. You could qualify for free cancer screenings. Join thousands of people in Washington state who have already been screened for cancer.

  • Public Health Dental Clinics
    Services are provided at Public Health Centers located in Seattle and King County. The Downtown Public Health Center in Seattle's Belltown District serves homeless clients from age 13 and up.

  • King County Mental Health Services
    King County offers quality mental health services in crisis intervention and community mental health treatment. These supportive services include client and family resources, housing, employment, and diversion and reentry services.

  • Public Health Teen Clinics
    All services at Public Health Teen Clinics are free or low cost. Guys and girls up to their 21st birthday are welcome at Teen Clinics. We welcome straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and questioning teens. You will not be judged based on who you have sex with.

  • Free or low-cost health insurance and access to related services
    Need help finding the right health-related services? We connect people in need to medical providers, health insurance options, and many essential services – ranging from food and energy assistance, to breast cancer and dental care options.

  • Needle Exchange
    Needle exchange is a public health program for people who use drugs by injection. In effort to reduce the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections among people who inject drugs, this program provides new, sterile syringes and clean injection equipment in exchange for used, contaminated syringes.
  • Brochure and poster series
    Tips and guidelines to prevent the flu, colds, heat exhaustion, spider bites, tick-borne diseases and West Nile virus.

  • Crisis Clinic
    The Crisis Clinic of King County maintains a database of thousands of community organizations, including agencies providing emergency shelter and affordable housing. Visit their website www.crisisclinic.org or call them to speak with a referral specialist. If you need to speak to someone about other concerns, call their 24 hour Crisis Line at 866-427-4747.

  • Community Information Line: Dial 2-1-1
    King County 2-1-1 provides comprehensive information on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs.

  • Moms Plus and Kids Plus programs

    • Moms Plus provides services to improve health care access for women and their families by encouraging prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, stable housing and reduction in the risk of infant death.

    • Kids Plus provides assistance for children and their families experiencing homelessness. It provides support from a multi-disciplinary team of nursing, social work, chemical dependency, housing and eligibility specialists during times of transition.