UA Mobile Health Targets Those Lacking Access to Care

By October 4, 2018 No Comments

The University of Arizona Mobile Health Program¨ which provides free healthcare services to those without insurance or limited access to insurance¨ has expanded its service and hopes to grow even more in the coming months.

The program recently added providing healthcare services to the Amity Foundation Circle Tree Ranch, a nearly 50 year old therapeutic community for alcohol and drug-addiction treatment, and the nearby permanent housing project, Dragonfly Village.

UA Mobile Health is a primary care practice on wheels, traveling between sites on a regular monthly schedule to provide acute and chronic care for patients of all ages. The Mobile Health team also provides low-risk pregnancy care and limited dental screening. Preventative care, including Pap smears and sports physicals, is also provided.

The clinic typically rolls up to schools and community centers to provide its services. The program operates on a little more than $400,000 a year and serves 1,800 patients annually.

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