Responsible for all university vehicle needs, UCLA Transportation's fleet services unit procured specially equipped vans for UCLA Health's Homeless Healthcare Collaborative to provide much-need services to unhoused people throughout L.A.
The Homeless Healthcare Collaborative provides medical screenings, preventive care and vaccinations, primary care, urgent care, continuity of care for chronic conditions, primary psychiatric care, and referrals for housing and social services.
Currently, there are more than 66,000 people in LA County experiencing homelessness. Over the last two years, the pandemic has greatly exacerbated health inequities, particularly when it comes to folks without a fixed, regular, adequate residence.
Two medically equipped vans acquired for UCLA Health by UCLA Transportation will serve as mobile clinics. Staffed by doctors, nurses, and social workers, the vans take to the streets of West Los Angeles, Downtown, South Los Angeles, and North Hollywood to provide primary and urgent care.
These teams of volunteer medical professionals see hundreds of unhoused people each day who typically lack regular access to healthcare and are long overdue for check-ups. UCLA Transportation is proud to play a role in this effort to help improve health and wellness for at-risk Angelenos.