New mobile medical healthcare units coming to Rockbridge area
LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Rockbridge Area Health Center recently acquired two new custom mobile units to bring health care into rural areas of the community.
The two units specialize in medical and dental care and are available to the public.
The mobile dental unit will provide access to oral healthcare, while the medical unit provides wellness health services, lab testing, immunizations and more.
Officials say the biggest benefit is they are overcoming transportation barriers by making quality, affordable care accessible to the farthest reaches of the community.
“We have a number of older adults who can’t or don’t want to drive,” stated the Medical Director of Rockbridge Area Health Center, Michael Henry. “We are going to be able to get out to them, where they could either walk or take a short drive down to their city center where we see patients and take care of them. Either their medical needs, behavioral health needs, or their dental needs.”
Currently, the units deploy twice a week, but the center is hoping for four beginning next year.
“Our mission is to take care of and provide the best care for our patients in this area,” added Henry.
Medical and dental units will be in Goshen Tuesday, July 11, dental in Goshen on the 12th, and medical will be in Glasgow Thursday, the 13th.
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