Street Medicine Sacramento provides medical care to people living and sleeping on the streets. We make rounds, respond to calls, and set up outdoor clinics. Our work restores hope and health, while reducing overall healthcare costs.
We welcome doctors, nurses, medical students and social workers to hit the streets with us. The work is satisfying and exciting. We also need people with good organizational skills to help us run Street Medicine Sacramento.
Our CEO and visionary is Tim Fallis. He started Street Medicine Sacramento in 2015 simply by making rounds and reporting what he was doing on Facebook. Others then joined him. Tim is the person that the homeless population has come to know and trust. He developed our collaboration with UC Davis School of Medicine and has given several talks on homelessness and health equity. Tim has been a nurse in Sacramento since 1978.
Dr. John Lovejoy, Medical Director, practices at WellSpace Health where he is an Associate Medical Director. Realizing that many of his patients are unable to enjoy the benefits of obtaining Obamacare because of the challenges and complexities of living along our rivers in homeless communities, he decided to join our cause. He believes that healthcare in this country should be a right and not a privilege of circumstances or wealth.
Ted Fong volunteers his time running Street Medicine Sacramento and doing outreach in the community. He was the Chief Operating Officer of River City Medical Group, where he managed a large network of healthcare providers that served low-income and indigent populations in Sacramento County. He was also the Chief Operating Officer at Peach Tree Health, a federally qualified health center (FQHC).