Homeless Healthcare Clinic Block

Call:
None
Availability:
Every other month
Length:
4 weeks
Rotation Director:
Nancy Sugg, MD

This rotation is designed to supplement resident training in primary care for vulnerable populations, with particular emphasis on care of the homeless patient. Residents will gain awareness of the social, psychological, and medical issues pertaining to homelessness, and become more comfortable with the unique health-related needs and challenges of the population. Disease processes seen will vary from urgent or semi-urgent in nature to chronic medical and mental illnesses, with clinical experiences at sites such as Pioneer Square Clinic, Third Avenue Center, Pike Market Medical Clinic, Harborview Adult Medicine Clinic, and the DESC shelter. Residents will have supplemental training in podiatry (including podiatry outreach in a local housing project), and will also have the opportunity to participate in the education of medical students during the rotation. The clinical experiences will be complemented by a once-weekly didactic series on pertinent topics in homeless health care. Two continuity clinic half-days per week will be available for those who choose this rotation.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

3rd Avenue Clinic

Didactics

HMC

Administrative Time

UW Conferences

3rd Avenue Clinic
Nancy Sugg, MD

2028 3rd Ave

Clinic contact:
Catherine Vetter
744-1563

Pike Market
Janelle Walhout, MD

1930 Post Alley

Clinic contact:
Huyen Savage
548-3012

NOTE: The credentialing form below needs to be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to attending the clinic.
Neighborcare Health Credentialing form

Continuity Clinic

Pioneer Square Clinic
Nancy Sugg, MD

206 3rd Ave S

Clinic contact:
Catherine Vetter
744-1563

Downtown Emergency Services Center

515 3rd Ave

Clinic contact:
Ashok Reddy, MD

Continuity Clinic