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Mobile health clinic to bring health care to rural areas

Headed to the doctor’s office is often seen as a burden, especially for patients living in rural communities.

“This one is different from all the rest in that it has wheels,” said Dr. Tucker Slingerland, CEO of Hudson Headwaters Health Network. 

The organization is rolling out a mobile primary care unit that brings doctors to patients.

“This is the biggest of the two exam rooms. It has all the normal blood pressure, otoscopes on the walls,” said Slingerland. “Sinks and all the gloves and things that we would have at a regular health center including the scale.”

The 40-foot RV-turned-medical

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Dangerous heatwave grips US south-west as temperatures hit 120F in some areas | Climate crisis in the American west

Dangerously hot temperatures across the US south-west will continue to climb this week, reaching higher than 120F (49C) in some areas, exacerbating the region’s already-dire drought conditions and increasing the risk of new fire ignitions.

Extreme heat will be felt across much of Utah, along with southern and central California, Nevada and Arizona.

More than 48 million people across the west are now under heat advisory watches or warnings from the National Weather Service, which is predicting that statewide records will be broken in Nevada and Arizona, along with hundreds of new daily record-high temperatures set in cities in the

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Announces New Mobile Health Vaccine Delivery for Rural and Underserved Areas


Okmulgee, OK: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health (MCNDH) continues to invest in rural healthcare with the recent purchase of two mobile health units. The units will deliver lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines to both Natives and the general public in rural and underserved areas.

MCNDH will travel throughout the Muscogee Reservation in communities like Holdenville, Muskogee, Coweta, Checotah, Bristow and Cromwell. Advance appointments will not be required.  The list of vaccination events can be found at, and will be updated frequently.

“Studies show rural areas have been heavily impacted by the virus because residents are

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Northwest Michigan Health Services Start Mobile Vaccination Clinics for Rural Areas

Several community members in Mason County are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination through a new Northwest Michigan Health Services program.

They call it Curbside Care.

“We purchased two medical buses and the purpose and our mission was that we would get out once the COVID vaccines hit and we were able to get out to our communities to help those that maybe have barriers,” said Director of Community Health, Tammy Sorensen.

This is one of 22 pilot programs the state to reach areas where Michiganders might have difficulties getting to an existing clinic.

Here, they say many people on

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Adventist Health debuts mobile unit as part of effort to vaccinate hard-to-reach areas | News

Kern County’s rural vaccination effort got a much needed boost this week with the debut of a new Adventist Health mobile unit.

Funded by a $200,000 contribution from Chevron, the mobile unit will travel to far-flung parts of Kern County, taking the vaccination process to individuals who might find it difficult to travel to the metropolitan areas where vaccines are more plentiful.

Stemming from Adventist’s mobile child immunization unit, the new mobile clinic began to be developed more than a year and a half ago as part of an effort to bring cancer screenings and other health procedures to rural

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