In the Park

Pershing Park was the first clinic started by Doctors Without Walls in 2005 and consisted of only 3 dedicated doctors. The clinic became a popular spot for treating the homeless as there used to be meal shares in the park and we typically followed the food to find our clients. The food is now gone, but we still meet our clients there for treatment when needed. This meet and greet happens every Wednesday at 5:30 PM.

On the Street

In addition to the Pershing Park visit, teams are deployed to do street rounds. There are two teams: one composed of outreach volunteers and another that gives out medical care. The medical team consists of a clinician, a nurse or EMT, a scribe, a packs volunteer, a peacekeeper and an outreach volunteer who make rounds on foot or in the clinic van. Both teams are dedicated to providing health care to patients they encounter directly where it is needed, whether that is a bench, a park, or along the beach.

How many patients do we serve? Learn more here.