South Florida Street Medicine Outreach Program

South Florida

At iHelp, we are dedicated to pursuing our mission of addressing health care disparities locally and nationally while helping to nurture compassionate healthcare professionals by providing them opportunities to learn through service in their local communities.

What are we focused on?

In affluent South Florida cities, such as Boca Raton, Miami, and Oakland Park there are still individuals that lack easy access to healthcare facilities and providers. The homeless and housing insecure are among the most at-risk population sub-groups and rely almost exclusively on the emergency room as a source of primary care. We address this inequity in healthcare access by taking preventative healthcare services to vulnerable groups, to the places where they gather or seek shelter. Our goal is to take an active role in helping individuals prevent illnesses or access additional services to prevent severe and debilitating illnesses.

Individuals experiencing homelessness and financial hardships may have little to no access to medical care and  treatment. Food insecurity is almost always a co-occuring hardship; many fear seeking services due to immigration status. We believe that essential services such as basic medical care are human rights, and we work diligently along with local partners to provide services to those in need, regardless of their circumstance. We aim to reduce disparities between healthcare access and economic status, while decreasing reliance on the emergency room as primary health care service.  

iHelp continues to facilitate service-based learning within the US, as well as internationally. Within our domestic outreach program, we welcome students participating in various educational clubs to volunteer within our clinic. Our model provides future healthcare providers with hands-on clinical exposure so they may build medical knowledge and healthcare related social skills while they work alongside licensed medical providers.

How Are We Helping?

iHelp has partnered with St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Camillus House, and Lotus House to create mobile clinical sites where people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity can seek preventive healthcare, and various other services. We are continuing our outreach activities and plan on establishing a Broward site in the City of Oakland Park in July 2023. We are also exploring additional venues within Broward, where we can address a critical need in parts of the county.

Let's Make an Impact

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in underserved communities, and it is within your means to aid us, there are multiple ways to contribute to our cause! Medical supplies and fiscal donations go a long way. Please visit our Redistribute Medical Supplies or Donation page. If you have any questions, comments, or want to get involved or contribute in a different way, please feel free to reach out via the link below!

We welcome physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, dentists, and students participating in various educational clubs to volunteer within our clinic.

Join our Volunteer Team Today!

Interested in healthcare volunteer opportunities or want to get involved in some other way? Use this link to reach out and start making a difference in local underserved communities TODAY!
All smiles for our South Florida Volunteer team after a successful Camillus House event
Volunteer Today
Dr. Landau and other providers are the last to see patients in our clinics.
Dr. Landau speaks with a patient and directs them to the appropriate resources available to them for follow up care.
At the Overtown and similar South Florida events, our volunteer team is able top provide valuable healthcare information and educational material to the community.
Our mobile clinics in South Florida allow us to collaborate with a variety of other other orgs and provide care where it is needed.
Our mobile clinic in Boca Raton.
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