Washoe Legal Services Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) assists individuals and their families with improving social conditions that are having an adverse impact on their health. The MLP staff works closely with Northern Nevada HOPES and other community health agencies in order to identify patients who need the assistance of an attorney to improve their health outcomes.
Medical Legal Partnership addresses the social determinants of health that creates hardships for vulnerable populations through the integration of free legal services in the healthcare setting. Healthcare staff is trained to screen and triage potential legal issues that have a negative impact on health.
Referrals are made to us by Northern Nevada HOPES or other community health partners.