Premier Community Health Unveils New Mobile Clinic

DAYTON – Premier Community Health, a subsidiary of Fidelity Health Care, unveiled a new mobile clinic on Friday, January 20. The new clinic, which was funded by CareSource through the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, will serve people in communities with limited access to health care in southwestern Ohio.

“The new Mobile Clinic will enhance our current program by offering private exam rooms, fully functioning testing equipment and disability accessibility,” said Paula Thompson, president and CEO of Fidelity Health Care. “This new coach will allow us to expand the number of events, provide additional screenings and provide more resources to people in our underserved communities with compassionate and respectful care.”

The new 2022 Ford E450 Mobile Clinic offers patients two private exam rooms, ADA accessibility and Wi-Fi. The program currently offers health screenings such as blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood glucose, and hemoglobin A1c; health and lifestyle education; and flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Patients 18 and older who use the Mobile Clinic receive free care through funding from the Premier Health Community Benefits Program and the health system’s four hospital foundations.

“Miami Valley Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with CareSource to bring a new mobile clinic to our community,” said Jenny Lewis, CFRE, systems vice president of philanthropy at Premier Health. “This new clinic will give our health system the ability to deliver even more services and programs in our mission to combat social determinants of health.”

The Mobile Clinic program, which started in 2019, has helped thousands of uninsured or underinsured patients. In 2022, the Mobile Clinic provided nearly 1,000 screenings at community events and weekly screening stops.

“CareSource is proud to support Premier Community Health’s new state-of-the-art mobile clinic,” said Dee Yocum, vice president of market operations for CareSource Ohio. “Mobile clinics benefit communities by making healthcare more affordable and accessible, improving patient outcomes while providing high-quality care at a lower cost than traditional healthcare delivery models.”

Since its inception, the Mobile Clinic has played an important role in the health system’s Barbershop Health initiative; COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics; serving patients during the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes; and participate in community events, such as drive-thru food distributions at the Food Bank. In addition, the Mobile Clinic partners with CareSource to educate patients and community members about free or low cost health insurance.

“The Mobile Clinic program bridges the gap in access to health care, especially between health professionals and community members who may not have access to care or a doctor,” said Thompson. “This new coach will significantly increase community outreach to high-risk populations as we expand our overall program footprint.”

The new Mobile Clinic replaces the current coach, a 2004 Airstream Bus, which was funded by The Maxon Foundation, US Bank, NA, Trustee and Atrium Medical Center Foundation.

It began serving the community on Jan. 21 at Wright State University’s men’s basketball game at the Nutter Center, where it began accepting patients.

To request the Premier Community Health Mobile Clinic at local events, businesses, religious organizations, or other public gatherings, call 877-274-4543 or click here.

Premier Community Health’s new mobile clinic to provide health screenings in communities with limited access.

Premier Community Health Unveils New Mobile Clinic

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