Hello all HMIS users,
This update is to inform you that the San Diego County COVID-19 Shelter Screening Tool has been made available to all agencies within HMIS.
The posted tool can be found here: https://www.rtfhsd.org/wp-content/uploads/Shelter-Screening-Tool-Questions-3-17-20-final.pdf
The guide accompanying the tool can be found here: https://www.rtfhsd.org/wp-content/uploads/Shelter-Screening-Tool-Guide_3-10-2020-v1-2-final.pdf
Both documents are listed on the RTFH’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources page here: https://www.rtfhsd.org/updates/rtfhsd-covid-19-coronavirus-resources/
The assessment is available as an Agency Assessment. This means that while viewing any client’s profile, you may click the assessment tab at the top of the screen and find the “COVID Provider Screener” assessment available to record within HMIS.
Please note: This screener being in HMIS does not replace the screener done in-person. Rather, it is a way for you to record the work that was done with the posted tool.
HMIS screeners are solely there for the purposes of recording answers.
The screeners in HMIS do not indicate you are making a referral through HMIS to the RTFH, the County, 2-1-1, or any health care provider. Please follow the posted guidance for following up on the results of the screener if necessary.
Your proper follow-up after completing the screener – following the instructions in the screener guide linked above – is the work that will most assist your clients.
RTFH HMIS Team