Primary Healthcare, advice and support for the Homeless population of Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Who are the Homeless Health Service?
We are a team of doctors, nurses, health link workers and support staff who provide confidential health advice and treatment to people who are homeless. This includes those who are rough sleeping and those living in temporary accommodation.
Taking into account complex needs – from substance dependency to depression – the team at the Homeless Health Service builds a client’s trust by allowing time to encourage engagement and the successful transfer to mainstream primary care services. Services are based at The Compass Centre in Stokes Croft, Bristol, but staff offer outreach clinics in several locations around the city including The Wild Goose Cafe, One25, Bristol Drugs Project and st. Mungo’s Longhills. Open sessions run Monday to Friday on a drop-in basis, to see our full timetable and opening hours please click here. To make an appointments with the SMART team, Health Link team, Optician or Podiatrist, please visit a member of our reception team at the Compass Centre.
You can come to us with any health problem. We provide the following:
- General health advice and treatment
- Support and advice for mental health issues
- Sexual health and contraception advice
- Safe injecting advice
- Drugs/alcohol support and referral to other specialist services
- Minor injury care
- Wound care, dressings and scans.
- Testing and counselling for bloodborne viruses such as HIV/hepatitis B & C
- Opticians service/Podiatry clinic
- Referrals and liaison with other health and homeless services
- Free flu and hep B vaccination
The Homeless Health Service is managed by BrisDoc Healthcare Services.