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Tampa Bay Street Medicine

Tampa Bay Street Medicine

Street Runs

Street Runs are a central part of TBSM’s clinical operation. Interprofessional teams of student volunteers carry medical supplies in backpacks and provide diagnostic, treatment, and counseling services to homeless people encountered on the street who desire medical care. Each Street Run is supervised by a licensed healthcare provider. Logistics are managed by the Street Run Director. Street Runs occur twice monthly and support 40 patients on an average evening, leading to 1,500 unique patient encounters annually.


Street Run teams are composed of:

  • One licensed healthcare provider
  • Street Run Director
  • USF MCOM student volunteers
  • USF undergraduate student volunteers


  • Basic wound care
  • Distributing items such as socks, soap, and feminine hygiene products
  • Carrying OTC medications 


Street Runs generally occur every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and begin at 5:30pm.


Orientation begins near Herman Massey Park in Downtown Tampa. Volunteer teams follow pre-set routes that include stops at Gaslight Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

If you are a provider or volunteer looking for information regarding where to report to for a Street Run, please reach out to the TBSM coordinator who is organizing the Street Run.

Tampa Bay Street Medicine route map