Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN)
Healthcare for the Homeless Network provides health care services to people experiencing homelessness in King County and leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.
Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/hch
Wildfire smoke guidance
Public Health – Seattle & King County would like to ensure that homeless shelter providers and meal programs have important information for ventilation and air filtration to continue to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 during wildfire smoke events.
- See guidance document (PDF)
Hepatitis A resources
- Health advisory (4/15/20): Locally-acquired cases of hepatitis A among persons living homeless in King County
- Complete this survey if you would like to request an on-site vaccine clinic at your agency.
- Free hepatitis A vaccines are available for individuals who are at most at-risk including people experiencing homelessness.
Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
Be aware of two confirmed cases of serogroup B meningococcal disease in persons who spent time at one of two shelters in downtown Seattle during their exposure periods. The cases have closely matching whole genome sequencing (WGS) results according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).