Pennsylvania Governor’s Administration Reducing Barriers to Health Care Through Street Medicine, Visits Project HOME

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh visited Project HOME to discuss a recent change in Medicaid that allows certain enrolled medical providers, including FQHCs, to meet with unhoused patients covered through Medicaid and provide care outside a clinical setting– a practice known as street medicine. DHS announced the initial Medicaid expansion in July 2023 and is now furthering the reach of street medicine programs by adding more providers eligible to render street medicine services through Medicaid. By allowing more specialties and providers to bill for services rendered during visits with people experiencing homelessness, DHS aims to increase access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries and improve health outcomes. Click here to read MA Bulletin 01-23-26.