Carrie Kowalski, PA-C, Lachune Price, PA-C, and Ebony Funches DNP, of Venice Family Clinic show off their street medicine attire and backpacks. Cedars Sinai Photos.

Carrie Kowalski, PA-C, Lachune Price, PA-C, and Ebony Funches DNP, of Venice Family Clinic show off their street medicine attire and backpacks. Cedars Sinai Photos.

a) Recommended Clothing

  • Wear protective clothing with secured pockets for carrying valuable possessions such as phone, keys, wallet, agency identification and business cards. 
  • Leave your white coat at the office and wear business casual clothes or scrubs. Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Avoid wearing heels or dress shoes. 
  • Consider wearing scrubs with agency identification.  
  • Account for the weather conditions where you are working and dress accordingly.
  • Bring water and be comfortable, safe, and authentic.

b) Care of Backpacks and Clothing—Recommended precautions to prevent infestation include:

  • Treat backpacks and clothing with 0.5% permethrin spray (tick, mosquito and mite repellent).
  • Store outreach clothing in a separate hamper and wash all clothing after each use.
  • Wash and dry clothes in the washing machine and dry on a high heat setting.