Healthcare for the Homeless
The ARCH clinic , which opened on October 4th, 2004, is open 40 hours a week and provides primary medical care to patients on a walk-in basis which includes everything from minor cuts and bruises to major diagnoses. Also available are tests for Hepatitis, HIV and TB.
Additionally, there are two case managers located at the Salvation Army who are on hand to organize patients’ care by connecting them with services that will be most beneficial for meeting their individual needs. The ARCH Clinic also works in conjunction with a mobile Dental Clinic and the Right to Sight Clinic (RTS) in which services are provided on a weekly basis. Health care for the homeless is also provided via our street medicine team which goes out in the community 3 times per week and provides primary care to individuals out on the street. Finally, our mobile team also provides on site care to anyone seeking health care but cannot access any of our other locations. This is done in partnership with local schools, churches and other community based organizations by setting up a temporary clinic in their location.
For more information, please contact Patricia Barrera, Practice Administrator for ARCH, Mobile and Street Medicine at 512-978-9925.