People expierencing homelessness have a higher incidence than the general population for almost all health conditions, particularly hypertension, diabetes, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and respiratory ailments, including asthma and bronchitis. Paramount to this increased incidence of health problems is the fact that the homeless lifestyle is typically characterized by factors outside a homeless person's control, such as where one lives, where one sleeps and what one eats. Additionally, homeless people cannot easily get health care and due to these circumstances, health conditions are more difficult to treat.
No patient will receive a surprise bill from a third-party payor as per the Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law under Public Health Law §24. For more information, go to the following link: https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/public_health_law/surprise_bill_law/index.htm
Care for the Homeless is a FTCA deemed facility.
Find out how Care for the Homeless brings healthcare and human services to homeless men, women and children on a daily basis from the doctors, clinicians, social workers and clients themselves.