Since it first hit the road in 2001, the clinic has provided care to more than 26,000 patients. It started as a way to expand the reach of primary care to under-served populations who might otherwise go without care. Over the years, it’s become a place where people go for non-urgent and preventative services.
- 99% of patients visited the Mobile Health Clinic in 2018 for treatment of non-urgent health matters
- 96% of patients are uninsured
- 76% of patients preferred to receive services in Spanish
“I’m so humbled and proud to be part of this team, and to be part of a community that rallies around those in need,” said Stephanie Merrell, director of Community Health Improvement. “I think about the community partners who collaborate with us, about the doctors and nurses who have chosen the Mobile Health Clinic as their ‘practice,’ none of this would be possible without all of those people coming together with a common goal.”
There is no doubt that the Mobile Health Clinic has an important and lasting impact on people’s health and well-being, and that its reach is extensive.