Healthcare for the Homeless
RiverStone Health’s Healthcare for the Homeless service provides temporary medical services for homeless persons. We also connect homeless people to medical care. Healthcare for the Homeless typically serves homeless adults and families who stay in emergency shelters, or sleep in makeshift shelters and/or on the streets, temporarily live with friends or family members, eat in soup kitchens or visit drop-in centers or other sites providing temporary assistance.
- routine preventive healthcare
- acute/chronic illnesses care
- mental healthcare and therapy
- assessment of chemical dependency
- emergency dental care
- financial assistance for prescriptions
We also assist homeless people in finding help, such as food and clothing, through local service agencies. We are a proud member of the Mayor’s Committee on Homelessness and participate on several work groups designed to assist homeless individuals in the community.
In 2014, Healthcare for the Homeless served 1,780 patients who made more than 13,500 visits, including case management visits, to our clinics.
In addition to seeing patients at RiverStone Health Clinic we also offer outreach clinics at the Montana Rescue Mission, Saint Vincent DePaul and The Hub. During the hours of the outreach clinics, no appointment is necessary.
RiverStone Health Clinic is a Health Center Program grantee under Title 42 Section 254b of the United States code and its providers and staff are deemed to be Public Health Service employees under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).