Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing outreach and providing access to health care directly to patients in rural communities across Southern Minnesota.
The mobile health clinic will be based in a large commercial vehicle and will include two exam rooms, an on-site laboratory, and pharmacy services. Patient visits will begin later this summer, and specific locations and dates will be communicated to patients.
"The mobile health clinic is part of Mayo Clinic's commitment to innovation and creative solutions that serve local communities," says Gokhan Anil, M.D., regional chair of clinical practice, Southwest Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System. "The mobile health clinic brings expanded high-quality health care services to people in communities that do not have brick and mortar clinic facilities."
Patients will be able to receive preventive health screenings and manage chronic diseases.
- Acute illness/infection
- Immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccinations
- Preventive services and healthcare screenings
- Medication refills and checks
- Chronic disease checks
- Warfarin management
- Pacemaker checks (virtual)
- Specialty consults and follow-ups (virtual)
- Prenatal visits (virtual)
- Wellness visits
The mobile health clinic also has the technology and equipment to connect patients virtually through video appointments with Mayo Clinic experts.
"The mobile health clinic is an extension of Mayo Clinic Health System's virtual care options," says Dr. Anil. "In addition to the mobile health clinic, patients can access their care team through Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic Health System's patient portal, seek real-time services for basic care needs via Express Care Online, and get expert medical advice from nurses by calling the Nurse Care Line."