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Mobile Outreach Street Health

MOSH provides accessible primary health care services to people who are experiencing homelessness, insecurely housed, street involved and underserved in our community. The MOSH team is a collaborative primary health care team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, an occupational therapist, physicians and administrative support.

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.

MOSH is the result of the collaboration and tireless work of many community and government agencies. The North End Community Health Centre is now the sponsoring agency with funding and support by Primary Health Care at Capital Health. MOSH also acknowledges the generous contributions made by Frontline Health. MOSH was established in 2009.

July MOSH Calendar

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MOSH Story

Mobile Health Vans

Since 2014, TELUS Health for Good has been helping to remove many of the barriers Canadians living on the streets face in receiving medical care and reconnecting thousands of patients to the public healthcare system. The Mobile Health Clinics powered by TELUS Health, provide essential primary medical care, including electronic medical records, have now supported over 100,000 patient visits. Today, through numerous partnerships, volunteers, and the power of technology, TELUS Health for Good is an efficient and innovative mobile healthcare delivery tool to reach communities in need by bringing healthcare directly to the people that need it most. With TELUS’ commitment of over $12M to the Health for Good program, we are working towards the goal that all Canadians should have access to healthcare regardless of their socio-economic status. Learn more about the TELUS Health for Good program here.

MOSH

Nursing/Medical

  • Blood work
  • Vein care
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing
  • Harm reduction supplies
  • Birth control and condoms
  • Pregnancy tests with results right away
  • Emergency contraception/Morning after pill
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
  • PAP tests
  • Check-ups
  • Vaccinations
  • Wound care
  • Addiction-related support
  • Help managing chronic diseases, (e.g., diabetes, heart diseases)
  • Help with medication
  • Health education
  • Help with special needs requests for income assistance
  • Help getting a health card
  • Help organizing dental and eye exams I Referrals to other health professionals

…and much more

Occupational Therapy (OT)

  • Help with issues relating to daily functioning such as mobility, community living and/or participation, health management
  • Assessment of skills, abilities, resources and housing environments
  • Assistance in setting goals related to substance use, wellness, productivity or care giving
  • Personal empowerment through skill building, confidence, purpose and direction
  • Chronic disease management education
  • Help with locating, securing, and maintaining meaningful employment
  • Transition and discharge planning
  • Eviction prevention strategies
MOSH

Additional Support

Shelters and housing

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Women and non-binary housing and essential needs support.

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Women and non-binary housing and essential needs support.

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Men and non-binary housing, health and essential needs support.

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Housing, drug dependency recovery, and essential needs support.

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The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre offers services to Indigenous people experiencing marginalization in the HRM area. 

Food programs

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AKA “Dartmouth Lunch Program” -lunch and supper program, ‘to go’ food dependant on availability.

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Weekly Sunday Supper Program.

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Breakfast program, food bank and clothing centre also providing tax support and outreach.

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Crowd lunch and ‘to go’ food.

Support, harm reduction, and resources

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Harm reduction programs and services.

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Needle exchanged and harm reduction programs.

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Sex worker outreach with advocacy and essential needs support.

Location & Contact

Staff

Becky, Team Lead

Sam, Health Case Manager
Harold, Outreach Nurse
Jac, Outreach Nurse Practitioner
Maria, Occupational Therapist
Trish, Outreach Nurse
Brittany, Outreach Nurse
Jan, Outreach Nurse
Dr. Mike Gniewek, Physician
Dr. Leah Genge, Physician
Dr. Tiffany O’Donnell, Physician

Susan, Administration

 

 

Hours

Monday–Friday
9am–7pm

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