Mobile medical care for people living homeless
En español: Atención médica móvil para personas sin vivienda
The mission of the Mobile Medical program is to build relationships with people experiencing homelessness by providing patient-led health and social services, meeting people where they are, and fostering health and well-being.
The program brings mobile medical clinics to free meal programs, food banks, and encampments throughout Seattle and South King County.
Clinic dates and times are listed on the chart at the bottom of this page. The chart also shows mobile dental clinics held at meal programs. Anyone experiencing homelessness in need of care can walk up to the program's medical van. The program does not charge a fee and does not require insurance. No appointment is necessary.
For the DENTAL VAN please arrive 30 minutes before the clinic begins. Dental care is primarily focused on treating dental pain and emergency conditions. It does not include preventative cleanings.
How we can help
Onsite the mobile medical team offers clients:
- Walk-in primary care for acute and chronic conditions
- STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing
- Family planning
- Access to behavioral health and chemical dependency specialists
- Naloxone overdose prevention training and kits
- The medical van does not carry narcotics nor provide any prescription pain medications.
We can also help people connect to other community services including:
- A doctor's office that can provide follow-up care
- Mental health care, including counseling
- Substance abuse counseling and treatment via a harm reduction approach
- Enrollment into health insurance
- Enrollment into ORCA LIFT transportation assistance
- Referrals to shelter, food banks, legal assistance and domestic violence programs
- For other local community resources please call 211.
City Brings Free Mobile Medical Services To Homeless People
From The Huffington Post, July 8, 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
- Seattle Nursing Line:
- South King County Nursing Line: 206-330-6775
- Program Manager, Alicia Benish: 206-477-4029
- Or, use our online form
Share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/mobilemed
The Mobile Medical Program is funded by
King County Veterans, Human Services Levy, and the Seattle Human Services Department.
Mobile medical and dental van schedules
NOTICE: The Seattle Mobile Medical Van is estimated to be under maintenance until Sept. 29th. The Mobile Medical team will be onsite at each of our regularly scheduled locations to continue to provide assessments and triage as well as linkages to community-based resources. The medical procedures that can be provided by our physician will vary based on the resources available at each of our partner locations. If you have specific questions about the types of care that will be available at a specific site, please feel free to contact staff listed above.
This program provides walk-in care for people who are living homeless (or were recently homeless) only. Please try to arrive at least one hour before the scheduled end time for the clinic. On rare occasions the clinic will close earlier than the scheduled time. Call the Mobile Van nursing lines if you would like to confirm the clinic end time for a particular day.
- September 2017 schedule (PDF)
- October 2017 schedule (PDF)
- En español: Atención médica móvil para personas sin vivienda
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