The Rapid Review: Delivering Primary Care in Non-Traditional Healthcare Settings to Individuals Experiencing Homelessness identifies promising models of care that support equitable access to primary care for people experiencing homelessness.
People experiencing homelessness often face barriers, including stigma or exclusion, when accessing primary care. This results in higher rates of unmet needs and trips to the emergency room. One approach to better meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness is to provide primary care outside of traditional primary care clinics.
This report was completed by the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies with support from Healthcare Excellence Canada.
The report identified the following six key considerations for providing primary care services to people experiencing homelessness in non-traditional settings.