Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) is a program of the NECHC, established in 2007. Designed by community agencies and clients, MOSH provides primary health care to people who are homeless, marginally housed and street-involved. This service is mobile and care is delivered where the clients are located – shelters, street, places where food is served, drop-ins, and the team accompanies existing outreach services, such as the Mainline Needle Exchange, Direction 180, and Stepping Stone.
Access to the existing health care system is difficult and even impossible to access for many people living on the margins of society. MOSH aims to meet people in spaces where there is a greater level of comfort, take primary health care to them, establish relationships and build trust as a means to improve their health outcomes.
The team consists of a range of healthcare workers, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physician support. We also have amazing volunteers who accompany clients to appointments and much more. Our average number of encounters with clients per month is over 400.