We greet the patient, start the paperwork and get the HIPAA and liability forms signed. The patient chart returns to this station by the end of the visit. The volunteers of this station keep track of the records along with prescription and lab requests.
Trained volunteers take vitals, patient history, allergies and assess patient need. Blood glucose counts are also available at this station.
The patient talks to a doctor, nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, and is accompanied by medical aide to assist with documentation and refer patients to other avenues of care at Occupy Medical, or with our allies.
The patient gathers information on supplemental care for recovery. Patients that prefer alternative herbal care have a chance to access these resources with a team of trained herbalists to advise for potential interactions.
The patient receives care for cuts, sores, foot issues, and other external conditions. This station is staffed with nurses, and doctors work with the nurses when needed.
Patient receives support with counseling, problem solving and access to community allies. This team integrates with every other team depending on patient needs.
This station was founded when the need for basic nutrition for hungry patients became clear. Hospitality also offers free hygiene supplies, can openers, lotions, flashlights, nail clippers, socks, condoms, warm clothing, and a long list of other items one might need when unhoused or living in extreme poverty. For some of our patients, this is the first warm meal that they have had in days.
Security volunteers keep the peace at Occupy Medical. They are in charge of crowd control and maintaining a calm, healing environment for all. They work in conjunction with the Support Services team.
Our website, database, and project management software volunteers control the complex systems needed to best manage the communications and collaboration of our volunteers, donors and patients.
“Helping to improve the health and safety for Homeless pets and their people, in the Eugene and Springfield area,” the mobile volunteer organization known as “Hounds and Homeless” recognizes barriers the homeless/houseless community faces when accessing care for their cats and dogs and the group assists where they can by provides food, flea medicines, general supplies, and the occasional vaccination, spay/neuter, and emergent vet service.
Hounds and Homeless usually visit our Sunday clinic around 3pm.
We at Occupy Medical also help by trying to have pet food on hand, repackaged in small portions, and whatever other pet supplies we receive as donations.