Nurse taking a clinic attendee's blood pressure

Mission

The Suitcase Clinic is a homeless healthcare initiative dedicated to improving the health of the local homeless population.

What We Do

At the Suitcase Clinic, we recognize the need for health services and the barriers to care that exist within the local Harrisonburg community. Rather than functioning in a fixed clinical setting, the mobile services provided by the Suitcase Clinic allow clients to be seen by healthcare providers in private settings within various homeless shelter settings. In collaboration with nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nursing students, PA students, faculty supervisors, and local volunteers, the Suitcase Clinic provides a variety of services to community members through routine clinics.

Who do we serve?

304 distinct clients this year

1735 encounters with community members

86 distinct clients with hypertension, diabetes, or asthma

124 distinct clients with mental illness

185 referrals to community centers, dental clinics, and other specialists

*Information taken from July 2018-June 2019