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Why Health Care?

Health and homelessness are closely linked.

An acute health crisis or chronic medical condition can trigger the loss of work and health care benefits and can ultimately can lead to the loss of housing.

And the conditions of homelessness can bring about new health challenges or exacerbate existing ones. Without insurance or reliable transportation, accessing health care becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible.

Our Health Outreach Bus


Our specially designed Health Outreach Bus features a fully equipped nurse’s office and brings basic medical care and a sense of community to individuals and families six days per week in diverse, underserved areas of Chicago.

Our Services Include

  • Health care
  • Outreach
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and testing
  • Housing and social service referrals
  • Case management
  • Hospitality

We Offer

  • Survival supplies
  • Food
  • Hygiene kits
  • Warm winter wear
  • Condoms to prevent the spread of STIs
  • Coffee

Street Medicine Program

Our Street Medicine Program brings free health care, survival supplies, and support directly to individuals who have the most difficulty accessing traditional services. Regularly visiting encampments, expressway viaducts, and street corners across the city, a Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager, and Street Medicine Outreach Professional first address immediate health needs, then link individuals to case management and medical homes. 

Bus Locations and Schedule

Sunday

  • Rogers Park
    (Howard & Paulina)
    4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Humboldt Park
    (Division & California)
    6:30 – 8:30 pm

Monday

  • South Shore
    (70th & Jeffery)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Pilsen
    (Cermak & Loomis)
    8:00 – 10:00 pm

No service on Monday, February 17

Tuesday

  • New City
    (54th & Halsted)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Humboldt Park 
    (Division & California)
    8:00 – 10:00 pm

Wednesday

  • South Shore
    (70th & Jeffery)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Rogers Park
    (Howard & Paulina)
    8:00 –10:00 pm

Thursday

  • New City
    (54th & Halsted)
     5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Pilsen
    (Cermak & Loomis)
    8:00 – 10:00 pm

Friday

No regular Bus stops on Friday.

Saturday

  • 10 S. Kedzie
    (Kedzie & Madison)
    Noon – 1:30 pm

  • Douglas Park
    (12th Pl & California)
    1:45 – 3:15 pm

Health Services Locations

Mailing address: 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 |
Phone: 773-784-9000 |
Temporary Administrative Office: 1020 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 (please do not send U.S. Postal Service mail to the temporary address)