Medical Care

With access to mobile, primary, and recuperative medical care, The People Concern program participants are able to maintain and improve their health and relieve some of the stress on public services. 

The People Concern provides primary care to homeless individuals through partnerships with local organizations. Primary care services are offered by Venice Family Clinic (VFC). “Health and Homes”, a collaboration with VFC, connects chronically homeless program participants who have ongoing physical health and medical conditions to case management and supportive services. The UCLA Student Clinic provides medical care to program participants on Saturday mornings through two rotating onsite clinics, run by medical students and a licensed physician.

The People Concern offers mobile medical care in the form of outreach teams. Integrated Mobile Health Team (IMHT), Multidisciplinary Integrated Team (MIT), Field Capable Clinical Services Team (FCCS), and Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team (HMST) provide street outreach from medically trained and licensed staff such as physicians or nurses, offering care and check-ups for vulnerable hard-to-reach individuals.

The People Concern provides recuperative care services at two facilities: SOLAR in Compton and HAUS in MacArthur Park. Both facilities combined can house up to 73 individuals suffering from acute and chronic medical conditions. With meals, full-time nursing care, case management, linkage to permanent supportive housing, and health and diet education, residents can stabilize after a hospital stay. Case managers and advocates work to place the program participants in permanent housing once they become stable. Since its opening, SOLAR has saved Los Angeles County an average $14,000 in related health costs per patient. Wellness Beds at our other housing facilities offer space for chronically homeless individuals with acute and chronic medical conditions to recover and improve their health after being discharged from Providence Saint John's Emergency Medical department.