Medical help if you’re homeless

Medical help if you’re homeless

Where to find local healthcare advice and support if you’re homeless.

The NHS runs a homeless health service from The Compass Centre on Jamaica Street, Bristol, Avon, BS2 8JP.

Phone: 0117 989 2450.  

You can drop-in to see a doctor:

  • Monday, 2pm and 4pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday, 9.45am to 11.45am

You can drop-in to see a nurse, Monday to Friday:

  • in the morning, 10am and 12.45pm
  • in the afternoon, 2pm to 4pm

Their services include:

  • general health advice and treatment
  • mental health support and advice
  • sexual health and contraception advice
  • drugs and alcohol support, including advice on self injecting and referral to specialist services wound care, dressings and scans
  • testing and counselling for viruses such as HIV or hepatitis B and C
  • free flu and hepatitis B vaccination
  • opticians service
  • foot care clinic
  • referrals and contact with other health and homeless services

They also run clinics at: 

The Caring Handbook can help you find information and practical advice if you’re experiencing homelessness or hardship.