LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (April 9, 2012) - It's a health clinic on wheels and it has a chance to make a big difference in the lives of Arkansans.
On this Medical Monday we are telling you all about the new Mobile Care Clinic.
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Arkansas Family Health Foundation has been able to buy a mobile clinic bus that will help take them into under-served community and provide medical care across the state.
"You never realize how many people may not be able to get to a facility," says Janice Beard with ARCare. "This is something we can take out and service right there on site."
The mobile unit will travel to Brinkley to do school checkups April 10, and has already served children enrolled in our Healthy Weight Collaborative in the Cotton Plant and Augusta schools.
It has two medical rooms and offers the same services one would find in family practice clinic.
"Basic screenings, blood pressure checks; it will be a good check up for people to where we can refer them back into our clinics or if there is something serious, back into the emergency room," says Alex Collier, Director of AR Family Health Foundation.
The Arkansas Family Health Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of ARcare, a nonprofit organization providing healthcare for all. The Arkansas Family Health Foundation was created to foster and fund education, wellness, economic development and transportation-related initiatives throughout America.
(Source: Arkansas Family Health Foundation)