The Health Care District of Palm Beach County recently unveiled its new 38-foot, custom-built primary care clinic-on-wheels. The technologically-advanced vehicle, operated by the District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, will deliver medical and behavioral health services to the county’s chronically homeless and other underserved adult patients. The project opens the door for the Brumback Clinics’ medical staff to improve the health of those in need who do not traditionally visit the clinics.
The Mobile Health Clinic is staffed by a team of four: an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Nurse and a driver who also registers patients. The medical staff will provide adult patients with a range of primary care and preventative services like physicals, screenings for diabetes and colorectal cancer, and behavioral health.
The ADA-accessible vehicle, purchased with support from the Quantum Foundation, features two fully equipped exam rooms with one hydraulic exam bed for bariatric patients, a consultation area and bathroom, as well as a hydraulic wheelchair lift. The clinic-on-wheels has three television screens for patient education, a large retractable awning and access to the Health Care District’s Electronic Health Record System.