TULSA — Whitney Phillips is a Physicians Assistant with Tulsa's Mobile Medical Intervention Team.
She says they started out as a community health and wellness group.
When they realized the need was even greater for severely mental ill individuals experiencing homelessness, they wanted to do more.
"There are resources available but its not always available for the specific population we serve. so it was important to me that we get out there and we are able to treat chronic health conditions as well as their mental illness," Whitney said.
With funding from several private foundations, the team operates under 'Mental Health Association Oklahoma.'
When they find out about someone is in need, they reach out, and then followup with monthly check-ins.
"We watch them in transition as they get to a more traditional mechanism, so we follow them, make sure they are calling up appropriately. And we make sure they have what they need to be successful," Whitney said.
"I personally love the opportunity to for someone to find their way to better health and a better life, a lot of the folks that we meet with are really down. severe depression, PTSD," Jackie said.
The team helps people get back on their feet, into homes, and in healthy lifestyles.
"We get in there, we stabilize, get them feeling better, and it's amazing to see the turnaround with these individuals," Jackie said.
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