Boston Health Care for the Homeless makes street calls to the cities homeless population. He and his team provide contiguous medical services to patients where they are." />
Health Care for Boston's Homeless Part 1- 5:20
with Dr. Jim O'Connell on Caring for the Homeless Population
Posted Jan 26, 2018
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You've heard of Doctors making house calls, but Dr. Jim O'Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless makes street calls to the cities homeless population. He and his team provide contiguous medical services to patients where they are.
Hosted by: Jenny JohnsonProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
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