Living without housing leads to a whole host of health issues. The Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless program knows this all too well. That is why they began their Mobile Health program! This program meets people where they’re at, in more ways than one. They have standard, scheduled stops – see their schedule here – and offer services such as urgent care, social work assessments, and community referrals all for free!
These much-needed, life-saving services are now being offered at the BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) every Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm on a first-come-first-served basis. The MASC is in the basement of the Veteran’s Building located at 1931 Center Street in Downtown Berkeley. If you or someone you know is without housing and needs medical and/or mental health services, this is a great place to start.
Other community resources for unhoused or marginally housed individuals and families include The Suitcase Clinic, Lifelong Medical Care, The Berkeley Free Clinic, The Hub, and 211.org (also by dialing 211 from any phone).