Mobile Medical Units, often referred to as Mobile Health Clinics or MHCs, provide innovative and flexible healthcare delivery to vulnerable, rural, urban and generally underserved populations. Though often misunderstood, and sometimes not fully utilized, mobile health units can provide continuity of care in a number of ways, including:
Mobile health care units are medical offices on wheels. In many cases they are used to serve the underprivileged, homeless and those with behavioral health disorders. Those that are disenfranchised in these ways can often receive basic health care on a mobile medical unit at no charge, or are helped to connect with available health insurance. These mobile medical units travel to multiple locations to serve rural and urban populations, typically helping those who are homeless and do not have insurance.
Dental professionals are continually looking for ways to improve outcomes and better serve their communities. Many consider how mobile dental health units may help in these endeavors and want to ensure their program will succeed.
Mobile medical clinics are customized vehicles which typically travel to urban and rural communities, many times targeting underserved low-income and minority populations who have a disproportionate burden of ill health and would benefit the most from the care provided to them by a mobile clinic. Other mobile units offer pediatric services at schools for immunizations, asthma screening, vision screening, and more. Most times, the goal is to deliver primary care for people who don’t have a healthcare home, or who cannot or will not seek preventive care. In the school setting, healthcare professionals can spot problems that parents don’t see. Mobile clinics are an integral component of the broader healthcare systems throughout the world, serving vulnerable populations and promoting high-quality care at low cost in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Ukraine and beyond.
Medical simulation training uses advanced educational technology for training healthcare professionals in an experiential learning environment. This is how healthcare professionals receive initial and ongoing training that they need to learn current procedures and lifesaving techniques using a high-fidelity patient “manikin” (or “mannequin” or ““patient simulator”) and other advanced technology equipment.
As the leading manufacturer of mobile units for health care, LifeLineMobile is proud to have customers all over the world that provide quality healthcare and laboratory services. Here are just a couple of examples….
Mobile dentistry is one of the best ways to solve the problem of access to oral health care that many Americans face and it should go well beyond just preventive care. Mobile dental vehicles serve populations where prospective patients congregate; from schools and businesses to elder care facilities and community centers. They also travel to rural communities to underserved populations who may not seek treatment at traditional dental offices, which are inaccessible to them due to transportation restraints or their willingness to travel long distances. Instead mobile dental units treat patients at sites that are convenient to their location. This allows more patients to receive care they may otherwise neglect.
Breast tomosynthesis, known as three-dimensional (3D) mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an advanced form of breast imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts. This technology is far more advanced and accurate than typical 2D mammography and is just as safe.