As Bon Secours St. Francis continues to respond to the ever-changing health needs of our community, the health system has announced it will soon be debuting a new mobile medical van. This will allow Bon Secours to increase access to high quality and comprehensive Primary Care services by delivering it directly into the communities that need it most.
The Mobile Medical Van is a 38-foot customized RV, equipped with two exam rooms to help care for patients, age two and up. It is staffed by a highly trained care team which includes a medical provider specializing in family medicine.
“This new mobile unit complements the already high-quality care provided at our brick and mortar facilities,” said Matt Caldwell, market president, Bon Secours St. Francis. “It allows us to expand access by taking the same great care you’d receive at one of our Primary Care practices and putting it right at your doorstep.”
The Mobile Medical Van will give patients onsite access to the COVID-19 vaccine as well as preventive care - including screenings for diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. Services will also include lab work, sports physicals, as well as routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses such as respiratory infections, earaches, pink eye, etc.
The provider on board will have access to patients’ electronic medical records, allowing the patient to receive personalized care based on their specific health needs. The results of their visit will also become part of that record, which can be viewed online through MyChart. Those who don’t have an account will receive help registering during their visit.
“The mobile medical van will allow Bon Secours to fill a gap in those underserved communities that often face barriers when trying to access care. By providing basic services at convenient locations in their community, we’re also opening up the door to a more comprehensive network of care to help those who need additional care get connected faster and more efficiently.”
The Mobile Medical Van will accept most insurance plans and HMOs, Medicaid, and offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay for care. Walk-ins are welcome, but patients can also schedule same-day appointments by calling 864-603-6099.