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Public Health – Seattle and King County’s Role at the Intersection of Health and Homelessness

PHSKC works to improve the health of people living homeless through a continuum of activities ranging from system change to health promotion to treatment. Providing health care for people experiencing homelessness represents our largest body of work.


Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN)

Health Care for the Homeless Network

The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services for people experiencing homelessness in King County and provides leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.

Mobile medical care for people living homeless

Mobile medical care for people living homeless

The Mobile Medical program provides basic medical care, dental care, and social services to homeless individuals and families living in Seattle and south King County. At each site a full free meal is served by the church. The program does not charge a fee and does not require insurance.

Sanitation & Hygiene Guide for Homeless Service Providers

Sanitation & Hygiene Guide (PDF)
For homeless service providers

This guide is for staff, volunteers, clients, and residents who are involved in the day-to-day operations of shelters, tiny home villages, day centers, and other communities that serve people experiencing homelessness. It will also be useful for management staff and contract monitors who are involved in setting up, equipping, and supporting these facilities.

Sanitation & Hygiene Assessment Tool for Homeless Shelters, Day Centers, Villages, and Encampments

Sanitation & Hygiene Assessment Tool (PDF)
For Homeless Shelters, Day Centers, Villages, and Encampments

This document helps to ensure the health and safety of clients, staff, and volunteers, and to determine if additional support is needed to meet minimum sanitation and hygiene standards.