A converted RV now serves as an essential part of Merced’s healthcare network for homeless. Taking medical services to the homeless for the last 15 years is Dr. Salvador Sandoval, who used the trunk of his car before his clinic had this RV.

The RV, which is operated without grant funding and relies solely upon community support and employee contributions, visits the homeless once per week, for half-day clinic. Dr. Sandoval, a nurse, and volunteers from UC Merced provide free medical care and medications to homeless, some of who have trouble receiving services through ordinary means.

According to some of Sandoval’s patients, simply being homeless doesn’t qualify them for public health services. Instead, they rely on the clinic to either provide services or connect them with other providers, such as dentists.

Read the full article at KVPR.org.