Lamprey Health Care’s Mobile Health Unit is on the road. The van project started in 2020 to remove barriers and expand healthcare services outside of their four walls.
“The Mobile Health Unit will bring our immunizations, testing, and our medical and behavioral health services out into the community, where our patients are,” explained Greg White, Chief Executive Officer for Lamprey Health Care. “We continue to try and find alternative ways to provide high-quality, primary medical care and health-related services. What better way than having the healthcare come to you?”
One of the van’s first assignments will be collaborating with the Nashua Public Health Department and the Seacoast Public Health Network to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in the community. Sue Durkin, Chief of Clinical Services, explained, “At this time, we do not have direct access to the COVID-19 vaccine so we are collaborating with partners to provide increased access to the community.”
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded Lamprey Health Care $128,870 to purchase the van with funds from their Health Center Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. A Capture Care Community Mission Grant as well as a grant from the IDN-6 will subsidize costs related to the van’s functions. For more information on the Mobile Health Unit, visit Lamprey Health Care’s website at https://www.lampreyhealth.org/services/mobile-health-services/.