Initiative Providing Hep C Drugs At Homeless Shelters Part Of Small But Growing Trend
Advocates see such programs as a promising solution to getting the medication to vulnerable patients in a way with which they feel comfortable.
Homeless Shelters Are A New Front In Fighting Hepatitis C
While patients typically have to go to a liver specialist to get hepatitis C medication, Davenport is getting his at the Mission, through a health clinic run by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers... Over the past two years, providers have started offering hepatitis C treatment at several homeless shelters in San Francisco and at needle exchange sites in Berkeley and Mendocino. (Plevin, 6/13)
In other news —
Sacramento Wins Tens Of Millions For Homeless Housing And Health Services
Sacramento is set to receive about $32 million in federal funds over nearly four years to keep homeless people out of emergency rooms, making it the only city in California to participate in a pilot program meant to reach the state’s poorest and sickest people before they need critical care... The state-run program uses federal health care dollars to target people who overuse expensive services such as emergency rooms and ambulances. (Chabria, 6/13)