WHAT IS STREET MEDICINE OAKLAND?
WHO WE ARE
Street Medicine Oakland is a collaborative effort between Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine students, Corewell Health System, and the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic that bridges the gap between those experiencing homelessness within our Pontiac community and healthcare. We work to better understand our patients' realities so that we may provide quality medical care and resources, while equipping future physicians and leaders in healthcare with perspective and experience in caring for this unique population.
WHAT WE DO
PONTIAC STREET OUTREACH
Every other Saturday, a team of OUWB medical school students and a Beaumont physician meet individuals directly on the streets of Pontiac to provide lunch, supplies, immediate medical care, and more.
HOPE SHELTER OUTREACH
Every other Monday, a team of OUWB medical students and numerous Corewell physicians meet residents at HOPE Adult Shelter to provide medical care, health counseling, health resources, and more.
PONTIAC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We conduct regular street clean ups, assist with annual health fairs, lead health education in local high schools, and participate in other community events in the city of Pontiac.
STREET OUTREACH DATES
September: 9/9/23, 9/23/23
October: 10/7/23, 10/21/23
November: 11/4/23, 11/18/23
December: 12/2/23, 12/16/23, 12/30/23
HOPE SHELTER OUTREACH DATES
September: 9/5/23, 9/18/23
October: 10/2/23, 10/16/23, 10/30/23
November: 11/13/23, 11/27/23
PONTIAC STREET CLEANUP DATES
HOPE Adult Shelter
Street Medicine Oakland partners with HOPE Adult Shelter of Pontiac. Through biweekly visits, our team of medical students and Beaumont physicians provide immediate and low-barrier care to guests staying at HOPE.
Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
Street Medicine Oakland partners with the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic, using their facility as a launching point for our operations. This partnership allows us to provide our services to the community efficiently and effectively.
Corewell Health System
Street Medicine Oakland partners with Corewell Physicians and medical students in providing medical services during Street and HOPE Outreach.