Drop-in health clinics are provided regularly in the SVdP Community Center and our dining room. Confidential primary care services include: basic wellness exams and general health education, blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring, medication review, wound and infection treatment, flu shots, cold and virus treatment, and referrals for more in-depth treatment. The care team also provides ongoing case management and referral to support services.
In addition, a podiatrist offers services for free. Good podiatry care is especially important given the needs of the homeless we serve.
The clinic is conducted in partnership with the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program. In addition to providing doctors and nurses to staff the on-site clinic, Health Care for the Homeless parks its mobile clinic outside the Dining Room regularly to offer clinic services.
Periodically, health education sessions are also provided in the Champion Guidance Center for Men and the Visitation Center for Women and Children. Topics range from eating healthy to well baby care, maintaining blood sugar control to preventing sexually transmitted diseases.