With more than 2,000 on the road in the U.S. and performing 6-½ million visits annually mobile health clinics serve an important role in the health care system, providing care to some of the most vulnerable populations. Between 2007 and 2017 Mobile Health Map monitored 811 participating clinics to identify:
For decades mobile clinics are a relatively untapped resource for global healthcare. In 2020 and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic exhibits the important role of mobile health clinic programs. They provide critical access to healthcare professionals, especially for disenfranchised communities. They serve to fill the gap as a safety-net in what is often a deficient healthcare infrastructure, reaching social and economically underserved populations in urban and rural areas.
In 2017, drug overdose deaths in the United States were more than 70,000, which is almost 200 per day. This was nearly a 10 percent increase from 2016.
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.
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….