The Dallas Morning News Reports
A Cuban immigrant, a woman recovering from meth addiction and a young man fresh out of prison sat on a bus in the parking lot of the Salvation Army shelter. From different walks of life, they found themselves in the same place — homeless and long in need of medical care.
On this bus, though, they will see a doctor even though they don’t have health insurance and can’t pay hospital bills.
The mobile medical clinic — a blue bus outfitted as an exam room — is one of six run by Parkland Memorial Hospital’s HOMES, or Homeless Outreach Medical Services. The program provides free health care and dental care to people at 30 shelters around the county.
Altogether, the network serves roughly 9,300 patients a year. One-fifth of them are children.