When you donate to Fourth Street Clinic, you put much-needed health care into the hands of homeless Utahns.
And we’ll be taking the care to those who are far from a medical home.
As the climate on homelessness shifts dramatically in downtown Salt Lake City, it’s easy to forget that the complexities of homelessness haven’t changed. Access to health care services is crucial. It helps individuals receive ongoing treatment while getting back on their feet. The announcement of three new shelter sites and increased police presence around Pioneer Park have many wondering where individuals experiencing homelessness will receive health care.
Fourth Street Clinic is expanding, working with community partners and establishing a “Hub & Spoke” model of care. We’ll reach out to new patients both onsite with Nurse Care Managers and mobile medical units, taking care to those who need it first.
Phase 1 of the “spokes” includes placing a Registered Nurse at First Step House, YWCA-Utah, and the Housing Authority of Salt Lake County. The RN provides triaged care and chronic disease and medication management. Residents of these community partners often don’t receive ongoing treatment or essential health care services. The clinic remains downtown as the “hub” of homeless health care, and the mobile medical unit reaches the most vulnerable – building relationships and improving their overall health and quality of life.
When Phase 1 is fully established, Fourth Street Clinic will include The Road Home and Volunteers of America Utah as spokes. Then, the three new homeless shelter sites will become spokes, solidifying Fourth Street Clinic’s role as the health care provider for homeless Utahns.
But we need your help.
Your continued financial support means expanded access to health care for men, women and children experiencing homelessness. Donating to Fourth Street Clinic means helping these individuals receive steady care and avoid emergency services. This drastically lowers costs in hospitals and within the community.
How will my donation help?
A financial gift to Fourth Street Clinic means that an uninsured, homeless Utahn can be vaccinated against a number of deadly diseases. It means someone gets seen for chronic disease or pain – often gone untreated. It means someone can, for the first time ever, be given a diagnosis and treatment plan. Your gift will not only will prevent surgeries, hospitalizations and deaths, it will provide a clear path to good health and housing.
Your gift at work
- $15 fills a prescription
- $150 funds one coordinated office visit
- $250 purchases vaccines for children
- $500 purchases medical supplies and equipment
- $750 brings one person total health care for one year
- $3,000 keeps a family healthy for one year
You can donate securely online now, or send your donation to:
Fourth Street Clinic
409 West 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
All contributions are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (tax ID # 87-0569356). Online donations are secure, and we respect our donors’ privacy. Fourth Street Clinic does not sell or give information to any third party organizations. Contact Laurel Ingham at 385.234.5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org for monetary donations. For medical donations or in-kind donations Click Here.