Every person has the right to basic medical care regardless of money, legal documents, and a roof over one’s head.
Charity Hospital has been providing medical and social assistance to homeless people in Saint-Petersburg since 2018.
We consult homeless people on various health issues, perform wound care and vaccinate, give out medications and glasses, perform testing for infectious diseases. In cases of emergencies, we call an ambulance and ensure our patients feel safe by staying in touch with the ambulance crew.
A large part of our work concerns informing homeless people on various matters, such as how to restore a passport or medical insurance, how to get a doctor’s appointment or a referral for a free surgery, how to undergo a medical and social examination. We also consult homeless people on their daily needs, such as where to do laundry, get food and safe overnight stay.
We aim not only to provide homeless people with painkillers, but also with a “pill for their souls” – at least a shred of attention, care, and respect.
We unconditionally support the right of any human to medical care and also the right to refuse it.
We do believe that no human in the world should experience cold, hunger, and pain, no matter whether he/she has a passport or medical insurance.