Drexel HOPE (Health, Outreach, Partnership, Empowerment)
Drexel HOPE works to reduce overdose deaths and make treatment more accessible for opioid use disorder (OUD), HIV and hepatitis C for underserved Philadelphians. Our street-side mobile clinic brings medical services directly to neighborhoods in need. We offer quality, compassionate, low-threshold care at low or no cost.
Drexel HOPE is a program from Drexel University College of Medicine and Drexel Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice. We give people the resources to meet their short-term health goals, then connect them with our community partners for long-term support. Through teamwork within our clinic and with our partners, we aim to advance health equity and decrease health disparities among Philadelphians.
Drexel HOPE understands that people who use drugs often face prejudice and discrimination in the health care system. Our goal is to ensure patients feel safe and respected. We believe people who use drugs are experts on their own health and that their expertise is valuable. Our goal is to equalize traditional patient-provider power imbalances. We empower people who use drugs to have informed bodily autonomy, which is the right to control what does and doesn’t happen with their bodies.
Want to become a community partner?
Learn more about our community partners.
- Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
- Harm reduction supplies and education
- HIV and hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Medication to prevent HIV (PrEP & PEP)
- Naloxone (Narcan) distribution and overdose reversal training
- Wound care
- Birth control
- Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT)
- Education & training for health care professionals
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