Our client assistance worker assists those who need help connecting with medical providers.
The WNMU Nursing department also offers a free footcare clinic for the homeless once a week during the school year (Please call or see sidebar for days and times). – on hold
And the nursing department also does health screening (checking blood pressure, sugar levels, etc) around once each month during the school year.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity”
The Homeless And Health Care
The experience of homelessness causes health problems, exacerbates existing illnesses, and seriously complicates treatment and continuity of care.
People without homes are generally sicker than their housed counterparts and, because of restricted access to health care, are three to four times more likely to die prematurely.
Silver City Gospel Mission clients experience high rates of hypertension, asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
Approximately 62% of Gospel Mission clients lack comprehensive health insurance and face tremendous barriers to care elsewhere in the community.
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