The Street Outreach team provides free, confidential, non-emergency public health support to anyone who is street-involved, including people who are homeless, under-housed, and/or using substances in the City of Thunder Bay.
The Street Outreach Program is like a mobile Health Unit. Staffed by nurses, outreach workers, and a nurse practitioner, the team removes barriers to public health services by going directly to clients in the community. The Street Outreach van makes regular stops throughout Thunder Bay each week and clients can access care without an appointment.
Our services are based on a philosophy of harm reduction.
The Street Outreach team is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm, except for holidays.
Street Outreach services are confidential. Clients do NOT have to give their name or sign anything to get supplies or information.
- Infectious disease testing and follow-up (i.e., Tuberculosis)
- Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection testing and follow-up (i.e., HIV or Syphilis)
- Pap tests
- Immunizations (including publicly funded and high-risk vaccines)
- Care for minor wounds and abscesses
System Navigation Supports:
- Counselling and referrals to community services
- Help with housing and income support applications
Harm reduction supplies and education
- Safer drug use and safer sex supplies
- Naloxone kits and training
- Advocacy and education
Please note: The Street Outreach team does not provide transportation for clients and does not carry drugs onboard the van.
For Further Information
Call the Street Outreach team: (807) 629-2157 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630