What is the Street Medicine™ Institute?

The Street Medicine Institute (SMI) facilitates and enhances the direct provision of health care to the unsheltered homeless where they live. SMI does this by providing communities and clinicians with expert training, guidance, and support to develop and grow their own Street Medicine programs. SMI has become the global leader in developing the field and practice of Street Medicine and has helped cultivate or improve Street Medicine programs in over 140 cities in 27 countries across 6 continents. SMI is also a membership community that enables professionals and other individuals interested in the Street Medicine movement to come together to provide peer support, share best practices, seek advice and learn about key concepts necessary for a successful Street Medicine program.

Our Mission

Inspiring and equipping communities worldwide to provide Street Medicine services to persons experiencing rough-sleeping homelessness. 


SMI News

Call for ISMS 19 Host Cities - Deadline Extension!

The Street Medicine Institute is pleased to announce a call for host cities for the 19th Annual International Street Medicine Symposium! The 19th Annual Symposium will be held in September or October of 2023. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, July 8, 2022. Please reach out to [email protected] to request an application.


SMI Program Collaborations Around the World

SMI World MapThis map depicts most of the cities throughout the world where Street Medicine Institute leaders have engaged in collaborative efforts toward the development and improvement of Street Medicine Programs.