WHAT IS STREET MEDICINE?

Tower Health Medical Group’s Street Medicine Program seeks to provide care to some of Berks County’s most vulnerable residents – individuals experiencing homelessness. Visit Reading Hospital Foundation's website to learn how you can help make a difference in the Street Medicine Program.


What we've achieved...

  • 750+ - Number of Unique Patients Seen in 2017
  • 529 – CY2017 Volunteer Hours
  • $51,956 – Approximate Value of Volunteer Hours

STREET MEDICINE SCHEDULE

For more information about the Street Medicine Program, contact Tracy Davidheiser by email, streetmedicine@towerhealth.org, or by phone, 484-628-5004.


Who We Are

The Street Medicine Program is staffed by Reading Hospital volunteers who are dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to Berks County's homeless population.

An innovative approach to care

At the conclusion of the 2016 Berks County Community Health Needs Assessment, one of the key priority areas identified was access to care. One population within our community that struggles the most with accessing quality health care are those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

Our Street Medicine Program has 3 basic components:

  1. Deliver primary health care services to homeless individuals
  2. Provide patient case management services
  3. Educate patients on available community services and resources