01 Oct New Mobile Medical Van Designated to Bring Better Access to Healthcare
Accompanied by community leaders, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) leaders celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new mobile medical van. The goal is to continue to drive community health forward by providing greater access to care in the South Florida community.
The state-of-the-art van is helping CHI provide greater access on wheels with primary care, pediatrics, and behavioral health services. The 40-foot mobile van goes to four of CHI’s nearby public housing centers and local homeless camps.
“We have always gone above and beyond to reach everyone and fulfill the great Doris Ison’s vision for equality in care,” said Brodes H. Hartley Jr., CEO of CHI. “We are excited to expand the services we provide to our community beyond the walls of our health centers.”
Thanks to support from Direct Relief and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CHI is now able to serve those who need it the most.
“In just the first few weeks of service, the mobile medical van has reached people who have not been to the doctor in years,” said Eunice Hines, Director for Migrant and Outreach Services. “Some were diagnosed and treated for chronic illnesses.”
The new mobile medical van complements the mobile dental trailer that CHI previously rolled out in 2017. The mobile dental trailer allows dental teams to do cleanings and other basic preventative services, along with restoration and minor oral surgeries. It also has digital x-rays, the latest dental equipment, Wi-Fi, and an education TV system.
“As we move forward in 2020, we continue to advocate for excellence in care,” said Hines. “I am proud to say that CHI is closing a gap by ensuring that everyone, regardless of race or income, has access to high-quality, compassionate health care.”
CHI continues to grow its services and programs to meet the increased needs of the community.
To watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony, visit CHI’s Facebook page for the full livestream.
Call (305) 252-4820 to make an appointment with the mobile medical van at the following locations.
Mondays: Perrine Gardens, 10161 Circle Plaza
Tuesdays: Arthur Mays Villas, 11341 SW 216th Street
Wednesdays: Pine Island, 26862 SW 127th Avenue
Thursdays: Homestead Gardens, 1562 SW 4th Street
Fridays: Homeless Encampments