Who we are and what we do

Street Clinical Outreach for Unsheltered Torontonians (SCOUT) provides episodic and transitional healthcare for unsheltered people experiencing homelessness directly where they are living (e.g. encampments, ravines, under bridges, sidewalks).

Our mobile team is comprised of two nurses and a family doctor. We provide clinical care that is low barrier, patient-centered, trauma-informed, and harm reduction focused. Common issues that we assess and treat include skin and soft tissue infections, cold and wet weather injuries, mental health concerns, addictions, sexual health, chronic health conditions, and musculoskeletal issues. We also connect clients to primary care and assist with system navigation, as appropriate.

We service all of Toronto.

How to make a referral

Please complete the eForm here:

Alternatively, you can send an email to with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your organization
  • Your phone #
  • Best time to receive a phone call

Do not provide client information via email.

Expect to receive a phone call from one of our nurse’s within 1-2 business days to obtain further information.

Note that if your client is experiencing an emergency, it is best to bring them to the nearest Emergency Department.