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Doctor on wheels hits the streets of Tucson

Posted at 10:22 PM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 00:22:09-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Patients were able to go to the doctor's office on wheels on Thursday, thanks to the Mobile Health Program with the University of Arizona College of Medicine. It is operated by the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

"We do a lot of preventative care.  We do a lot of management of chronic conditions and illnesses that if they don't get managed, create longer problems down the road," said nurse practitioner Elizabeth Knight.

Nurses and medical school student volunteers help those who may not have insurance get primary care services, including wellness care, screenings and physicals. Knight says they accept donations, but the care is free and all appointments are walk-ins.

Each year, the mobile clinic serves about 2,400 people.

The clinic also offers prenatal services, and other specialized programs. On Tuesday it was located at Los Ranchitos Elementary School. 

The clinic will be at the Community Food Bank from 9 a.m. to noon. on Tuesday, December 1 and at the Santa Clara Family Practice on Wednesday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Here is a link to more.