DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UNVEILS NEW MOBILE CLINIC MEDICAL UNIT
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) is unveiling the new Mobile Clinic Medical Unit to the community. The Mobile Clinic Medical Unit is a single-bed exam room that will enable MCA’s medical providers to host various clinics within the three districts of Akwesasne.
The DOH recognizes the need for new approaches in healthcare within the community and feels the mobile clinic unit will greatly assist in moving in that direction. The vehicle will increase access to trauma-informed health care services such as Primary Care, Mental Health Services, and Addictions Services.
The mobile clinic unit will greatly assist in reducing waiting room times and lineups for access to services, provide door-to-door services, will reduce the need for health workers being required to enter patient homes, provide mobile vaccination capability, and offer mobile mental health and counseling services.
The mobile unit is equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, enabling medical providers to access medical records on-site, heat and A/C within the exam space, sink and tap water capable, and a single patient bed with mattress for exams.
The DOH is excited to offer this new service to the community and looks forward to more progressive health care services within the department.