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Public Health - Seattle & King County

King County Mobile Medical Care for People Living Homeless


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The Mobile Medical program provides basic medical care, dental care, and social services to homeless individuals and families living in 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.

The medical van holds clinics at free meal programs on the dates listed on the chart at the bottom of this page. The chart also shows mobile dental clinics held at meal programs. Homeless people needing care can walk up to the program's medical van. No appointment is necessary.

For the DENTAL VAN please arrive 30 minutes before the clinic begins. We will hold a lottery drawing for appointments half hour before the clinic starts.

The medical van team can assist homeless people to apply for public medical insurance such as Medicaid. The team can also help people link to other community services to address the following needs:

  • Housing or shelter
  • A doctor's office that can provide follow-up care
  • Mental health care, including counseling
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • SSI benefits applications
  • Domestic violence problems
  • Food
  • For other local community resources please call 211 or visit: www.cehkc.org/scope/help.aspx#5

The medical van does not carry narcotics nor provide any prescription pain medications.


Schedule available in PDF format: June 2015 | July 2015

NOTE: 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 phone (206-330-6775) if you would like to confirm the clinic end time for a particular day.

Date/Fecha
Day/Dia
Time/Horario
Location/Direccion
Days that the dental van joins the medical van
June 4
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Calvary Lutheran Church
2415 S. 320th St
Federal Way
June 8
Mon
Lunes
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Ave S
Kent
June 9
Tues
Martes
11:00am to 3:00pm
Church by the Side of the Road
3455 S. 148th St
Tukwila
DENTAL
June 10
Wed
Miercoles
10:00am to 2:00pm
Congregations for the Homeless
752 108th Ave NE
Bellevue
June 11
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Salvation Army
720 S. Tobin St.
Renton
June 15
Mon
Lunes
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Ave S
Kent
June 17
Wed
Miercoles
11:00am to 3:00pm
Transform Burien
14501 4th Ave SW
(On 4th Ave SW between SW 144th Street and SW 146th Street by the skateboard park)
Burien
June 18
Thurs
Jueves
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spirit Fest - Auburn Community Feeding Program
Pyung An Presbyterian Church
526 12th St. SE
Auburn
June 23
Tues
Martes
11:00am to 3:00pm
Church by the Side of the Road
3455 S. 148th St
Tukwila
June 24
Wed
Miercoles
2:30pm to 6:30pm
Auburn Youth Resource Center
1000 Auburn Way S
Auburn
June 25
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Salvation Army
720 S. Tobin St.
Renton
DENTAL
June 29
Mon
Lunes
2:30pm to 6:30pm
First United Methodist Church
100 N St. SE
Auburn
DENTAL
June 30
Tues
Martes
10:00am to 2:00pm
New Hope Christian Fellowship
31411 6th Ave S
Federal Way
July 1
Wed
Miercoles
11:00am to 3:00pm
Transform Burien
14501 4th Ave SW
(On 4th Ave SW between SW 144th Street and SW 146th Street by the skateboard park)
Burien
DENTAL
July 2
Thurs
Jueves
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spirit Fest - Auburn Community Feeding Program
Pyung An Presbyterian Church
526 12th St. SE
Auburn
July 6
Mon
Lunes
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Ave S
Kent
DENTAL
July 8
Wed
Miercoles
10:00am to 2:00pm
Congregations for the Homeless
752 108th Ave NE
Bellevue
July 9
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Salvation Army
720 S. Tobin St.
Renton
July 13
Mon
Lunes
2:30pm to 6:30pm
First United Methodist Church
100 N St. SE
Auburn
DENTAL
July 14
Tues
Martes
11:00am to 3:00pm
Church by the Side of the Road
3455 S. 148th St
Tukwila
DENTAL
July 15
Wed
Miercoles
11:00am to 3:00pm
Transform Burien
14501 4th Ave SW
(On 4th Ave SW between SW 144th Street and SW 146th Street by the skateboard park)
Burien
July 16
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Calvary Lutheran Church
2415 S. 320th St
Federal Way
July 20
Mon
Lunes
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Ave S
Kent
July 21
Tues
Martes
10:00am to 2:00pm
New Hope Christian Fellowship
31411 6th Ave S
Federal Way
DENTAL
July 23
Thurs
Jueves
3:30pm to 7:30pm
Salvation Army
720 S. Tobin St.
Renton
DENTAL
July 28
Tues
Martes
11:00am to 3:00pm
Church by the Side of the Road
3455 S. 148th St
Tukwila
July 29
Wed
Miercoles
2:30pm to 6:30pm
Auburn Youth Resource Center
1000 Auburn Way S
Auburn
July 30
Thurs
Jueves
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Willows Place
214 Washington Ave North
Kent
Contact us

Josh Hoke
Mobile Medical Outreach Worker
206-915-4809
joshua.hoke@kingcounty.gov

Brent Swartz
Mobile Medical Public Health Nurse
206-330-6775
brent.swartz@kingcounty.gov

Or use our online form

The federal Bureau of Primary Care definition of Homelessness used by the Mobile Medical Program

A homeless individual is defined as "an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family), including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility (e.g., shelters) that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing."

A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation.

An individual may be considered to be homeless if that person is "doubled up," a term that refers to a situation where individuals are unable to maintain their housing situation and are forced to stay with a series of friends and/or extended family members.

In addition, previously homeless individuals who are to be released from a prison or a hospital may be considered homeless if they do not have a stable housing situation to which they can return. A recognition of the instability of an individual's living arrangements is critical to the definition of homelessness.

The Mobile Medical Program is funded by the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy