Healthcare for rough sleepers and single homeless people
People living in hostels or sleeping rough can still get medical help, advice and treatment.
They have the right to register with a GP but can also get medical help for non-emergencies at the Medical Unit, Summerhill Day Centre, 23 Summerhill Terrace B1, tel: 0121 233 3025 (open 2.00pm to 4.00pm). Nurse-led clinics and chiropody services are also provided at SIFA and Fireside. (See Advice Centres.)
Some rough sleepers may have problems with alcohol and drugs. Specialist health workers can give advice and offer treatment. The Homeless Primary Care Team (at The Homeless Exchange, William Booth Centre, William Booth Lane, Birmingham, B4 6HA) can be contacted on 0121 465 3965 or contact Street Intervention Team.
For emergencies, there are casualty departments at Selly Oak Hospital, City Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital (see Hospitals).