2015-16 Recipient - Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine

Amount Awarded: 
$ 65,000

Community Needs : Family Support Services, Health Care, Homelessness, Mental Health

Grant Description: Doctors Without Walls (DWW) has been providing open-air clinics one night per week in Alameda and Pershing Parks and in Isla Vista. Founded in 2005, DWW is the only street medicine clinic in the tri-county area. This grant provides a fully outfitted mobile clinic offering a wheelchair-accessible, secure and private area for examinations and wound care treatment. It will be stocked with common medications and supplies, including “women-specific” items. Expected community benefits include improved health for clients, fewer emergency room visits and reduced calls to the Fire Department. DWW has created a database and electronic medical records which aid the treatment and referral of patients and assists them in obtaining insurance coverage and accessing healthcare services.

Doctors Without Walls Street Team
Doctors Without Walls working in Pershing Park
Project Title: 
Mobile Clinic