Pop-up health clinic helps homeless population


METERS.SHANNON:HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING IMPORTANT HELP AFTER AN IDEA FROM SOME AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY E-M-S MEDICS.THEY STARTED THE IDEA TO PUT TOGETHER “POP-UP CLINICS.”IT’S GROUP OF TENTS FILLED WITH EVERYTHING FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO THE V-A.THERE – THEY CAN FIND EVERYTHING FREE PRESCRIPTIONS AND PRIMARY CARE… THINGS THEY MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE GET. ORGANIZERS SAY IT’S AN IMPORTANT TOOL – BEFORE AN EMERGENCY.SARAH COOK/COMMUNITY CARE COLLABORATIVE: “WE HOPE THAT BY GETTING FOLKS INTO CARE, THEY’LL BE ABLE TO IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE AND ENABLE THEM TO DO OTHER THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT RATHER THAN WAITING UNTIL A SITUATION IS DIRE OR GOING WITHOUT LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS.”BEFORE TODAY, ORGANIZERS SAID THE CLINICS HELPED NEALRY 300 PEOPLE WHO

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