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Mobile Health Units put vaccines in Arkansas’ rural communities

Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas is using mobile health units to even the playing field when it comes to accessing health care. The Community Clinic CEO Judd Semingson said these clinics are providing critical health services to vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Semingson said the goal is to meet patients where they are, so accessibility is not a barrier to critical health care needs. “The Mobile Health Unit just made sense,” Semingson said. “For us to be able to go out into the community to help produce those accessible barriers, that really was a big part of us getting that mobile unit in action.”Semingson said patients can get tested for COVID-19 and get a vaccine, in addition to health screenings. The mobile health units travel to rural communities, churches, schools and meet with homeless populations.

Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas is using mobile health units to even the playing field when it comes to accessing health care.

The Community Clinic CEO Judd Semingson said these clinics are providing critical health services to vulnerable populations during the pandemic.

Semingson said the goal is to meet patients where they are, so accessibility is not a barrier to critical health care needs.

“The Mobile Health Unit just made sense,” Semingson said. “For us to be able to go out into the community to help produce those accessible barriers, that really was a big part of us getting that mobile unit in action.”

Semingson said patients can get tested for COVID-19 and get a vaccine, in addition to health screenings.

The mobile health units travel to rural communities, churches, schools and meet with homeless populations.