Luther Street Medical Centre
If you are homeless, you still have a right to register with a doctor – you can use a ‘care of’ address, such as a friend or a day centre. Luther Street Medical Centre is an award-winning GP surgery providing healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Oxford City. The Centre is open to anyone over the age of 18 in Oxford who is homeless or vulnerably housed and is not currently registered with an Oxford city GP. They have a full range of GP services, an on-site dentist, podiatrist and acupuncturist, and referral to other on-site services.
The Surgery provides methadone and subutex treatments in conjunction with drugs counselling and harm minimisation. The addiction team runs an appointment based system. To access treatment, patients currently need to attend the afternoon drop-in service at the Rectory Road Centre (off the Cowley Road). They can then be referred back to the addiction team for ongoing care. Other services:
- Dentistry – weekly on Tuesdays – access treatment by attending at 9.00am
- Podiatry – monthly booked in advance
- Psychiatry – accessed via mental health practitioners