The current barriers to obtaining healthcare for the 554,000 homeless individuals in the United States go far beyond just financial barriers

 
 
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Of all visits to the Emergency Room are made by those experiencing homelessness

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Of such visits are for illnesses that could have been addressed through preventative care

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Commonly reported non-financial barriers to obtaining healthcare for homeless individuals include:

  1. Not knowing where to go to seek care

  2. Lack of transportation to and from care