The month of October 2020 kicked off the launch of our Mobile Health Unit, a 43-foot state-of-the-art unit featuring two private exam rooms, fully equipped to provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services. The Mobile Health Unit delivers care to our patients by helping remove a barrier that would otherwise prevent them from accessing care.
The Mobile Health Unit made its first appearance in the Tesoro Viejo community and provided residents flu shot vaccines. At the Specialty Crop Company, we provided employees flu shots as well as blood pressure and glucose screenings. We had the opportunity to service Agriland employees in Chowchilla, providing flu vaccines and blood pressure and glucose screenings. Residents and employees who received the vaccine were provided Camarena Health tote bags with helpful items and additional information about the Mobile Health Unit.
The Mobile Health Unit hosted its first medical clinic event in Fairmead. Fairmead residents expressed their appreciation of the service, telling us that they sometimes feel forgotten about and they’re so happy Camarena Health is bringing care to those in the rural community.
The Mobile Health Unit made an appearance in Oakhurst at the Thanksgiving food drive event hosted by our Outreach team. Our Oakhurst staff and other agencies had the opportunity to tour the Mobile Health Unit and see it live and in person.
In December, Camarena Health partnered with the Madera South High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and the Madera High School students. The fundraiser’s purpose was to collect items for the elderly and distribute them to two nursing homes in Madera, Avalon Health and Madera Rehabilitation. Two boxes were placed at a couple of our central locations, and staff donated some much-needed items. Staff put together special baskets and stocking stuffers with socks, gloves, beanies, large print puzzle books, and much more.
We are excited for the future of the Mobile Health Unit and bridging the gap of health for the community.
As we continue to make the Central Valley a better place to live, we invite you to read our latest Annual Report and see how we’re making a difference in the lives of our community.