I don’t doubt many homeless people are treated with disdain in health care facilities, just as they are treated with disdain in so many environments. Nevertheless there are many care health care givers who want to help the homeless as much as they can. Where they may fall short is in creating a treatment plan for the more typical patient – one with housing. We could say the typical care giver lacks “cultural competence” in adapting care to the reality of homelessness. Full care for them means making sure they have access to hot water and clean bandages for wound or incision care. Their assistants could create calendars to help a homeless person follow a regimen of medicines, Access to nutritious food in the hospital cafeteria seems reasonable for at least a short time to insure medicine can be taken with food. These are the steps that will truly separate rigid medical care from exemplary care. This would make the treatment more effective. Training care givers to create such medical plans could also be the bridge taking them from discrimination to empathy for those they serve in a field also known as the helping profession.