Outside In

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Outside In was founded in 1968, and serves as a non-profit health and social service agency for people living in poverty and people experiencing homelessness, with extensive services for youth and young adults. For over fifty years, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by breaking the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, immigrants, and the underserved.

Outside In’s Medical Clinic is a Five Star Rated Patient Centered Primary Care Home. We are also a Health Care for the Homeless Federally Qualified Health Center, a licensed Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Provider, a School-Based Health Center, a founding member of the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Continuum, and an approved Veterans Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care Program provider.


Outside In is welcoming new patients! We accept most health insurance. Se habla español.

We offer a full range of services on-site or through community referral:

Acute and chronic disease management
Diagnosis, treatment, and referral
Physical exams
Reproductive health care
Preventive care
Minor surgery
On-site labs
X-ray referrals
Birth control and family planning
HIV/STI testing, counseling, and treatment
Behavioral health
Dental care screening and referral
Oregon Health Plan assistance and advocacy
Transgender and gender non-conforming health services
On-site pharmacy
Medication Assisted Treatment for substance use disorders

We offer both scheduled and same-day, walk-in appointments. No one is turned away for inability to pay.


Estimated homeless population: 18,000

Patients served: 5,347 in 2019

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General Info

Executive Director/CEO

Patricia Patrón

HCH Coordinator

Patricia Patrón

Medical Director/CMO

Meghan Brinson

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Contact Info

Phone Number

(503) 535-3860

Fax Number

(503) 535-3868






Physical Address

1132 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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