Internal medicine residents take care to Connections Homeless Cafe

Internal medicine residents take care to Connections Homeless Cafe

pharmacist administering a flu shot
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pooja Dogra gives a flu shot at the Connections Homeless Cafe in Wilmington. More than 100 people received flu shots, health screenings and other medical care at the outreach event organized by Christiana Care internal medicine residents.

On Oct. 27, a number of Christiana Care’s internal medicine residents launched a project in concert with Christiana Care social workers and other staff at Connections Homeless Cafe, 500 W. 8th St., Wilmington, Del.

Some residents staffed “Ask the Doctor” tables and gave flu shots (courtesy of Christiana Care Pharmacy Services), while others provided blood-sugar, blood-pressure, body-mass-index and cardiovascular-health screenings. Social workers provided information on health care access and resources.

More than 100 people attended, which led to 10 new patient appointments scheduled that evening at the Adult Medicine Office.

The event was sponsored by: Christiana Care Social Work and Community Health Outreach & Education departments; the American College of Physicians, Delaware Chapter; and Connections.