Mobile health clinic provides care to homeless

While the early morning sun was breaking through the monsoon clouds, Las Vegas police officers were rousting the drowsy homeless on Foremaster Lane. It is the weekly street cleaning of the area better known as the homeless corridor. The area was littered with personal belongings, water bottles and human waste.

“Do you see the bloodstains?” asked an officer.

A blood trail on the street was made by a homeless man who was beaten by another.

Just steps from the incident, the Touro University Nevada mobile health care clinic was parked — treating the down and out on the street of broken dreams. A few weeks ago, the college started the outreach program to provide medical care to people living on the streets. Students from Touro’s physician assistant studies program get on-the-job training providing basic medical needs. The team treats patients with medical problems that include rashes, colds and spider bites.

“It’s been a dream for the students,” said Vicki Chan-Padgett, director of Touro University’s physician assistant program.

ad-high_impact_4
Life
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
ad-infeed_1
ads_infeed_2
Local Spotlight
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like