Health department purchases mobile clinic van

Through funding made available by CARES Act, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has taken delivery of a mobile clinic van.

Health officer Rebecca Burns said the agency about a decade ago identified a need for a mobile clinic. More recently, it found itself in need of a mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination unit, Burns said.

She said CARES Act funding allowed the agency to obtain the necessary resources to make such a purchase to address both needs.

The mobile clinic van, which will house medical equipment and transport two people, will also allow the health agency to partner with community organizations to provide services including vision and hearing screening at kindergarten round-ups, lead testing and STD testing.

More information about the mobile clinic is available from Carol Drews, at 517-279-9561, ext. 101.

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