Since its start in 2001, the John Muir Mobile Health Clinic has served more than 26,700 patients, 96 percent of them uninsured. It’s common to see multiple generations from the same family seeking care. The Guillen’s are one of those families.
Marisol Guillen was sitting in the driver’s seat of a blue minivan in the parking lot next to the John Muir Health mobile health clinic on a chilly April morning. She had five members of her extended family with her. Her two-year-old son was ready to get out of the car seat. Jaime and Cecilia are her in-laws. Mercedes is her sister-in-law. Mercedes’s son was seeing the doctor about a cough he couldn’t seem to kick. Marisol learned about the mobile health clinic at a diabetes class she attended at Monument Impact. That class was the path to greater access to healthcare for her whole family.
“People come to the mobile health clinic because they know they can trust us,” said Dr. Kishore Nath who has been the medical director for the mobile health clinic since 2010. “I hope that by caring for one, I can care for many. Maybe that means someone I help does something for someone else. But most often it means that if I take good care of mom, she’ll bring her baby. And then she’ll bring the grandparents. And then her husband. And then the neighbors.”
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the new truck and the important partnerships that make this program possible.
|Date:||Saturday, July 20|
|Time:||9:00 – 10:30 a.m.|
|Location:||Village Community Resource Center
633 Village Dr., Brentwood
The first 100 attendees will receive a free commemorative t-shirt!
For more information, call (925) 947-6523.
We thank the community partners who make this service possible.