PHDM Mobile Clinic

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What is a Mobile Clinic?

Mobile medical units are traveling across city lines to reach rural and underserved residents in need of services.

According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, the number of health centers using mobile health units has increased by 40% since 2019.  That increase is expected to continue in 2024 when new MOBILE Health Care legislation will take effect and allow federally qualified health centers to use new grant dollars on mobile units.

Health centers have used mobile units in the past to meet patients where they are for their dental, emergency services, family planning, and general medical care with great success.  

What services are offered?

Harm Reduction Services
These programs have been proven to reduce the harms of substance use to the individual and to the community.  Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) reconnect marginalized community members to their community and empower people to make positive changes in their lives. 

-  Receive fresh injection supplies
-  Be linked to healthcare and recovery services
-  Decrease risk of illness for you and your community
-  Get Naloxone and training for overdose protection
-  Access peer recovery coach services

HIV & Hepatitis Screening
HIV infection is a long-term illness that damages the body's immune system or its ability to fight off infections.  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that may be caused by viruses that spread through blood and other body fluids.  HIV/Hepatitis testing is done with a blood sample.  HIV testing is confidential. 

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening
Provides counseling, testing, partner notification, prevention education, and referral services.  Screening for common STIs includes:
-  Chlamydia
-  Gonorrhea
-  Trichomoniasis

Pregnancy Testing
Do you think you are pregnant?  Do you need proof of a positive pregnancy test?  Our Mobile Clinic offers urine pregnancy testing onsite.  

Provides child and adult vaccinations at low or no cost.  Programs are available for individuals who are underinsured or uninsured.

What is the service area?

Rural communities across both Delta County and Menominee County.  Specific locations with dates and times are updated regularly on our homepage under Events.

Can I request the Mobile Clinic to come to my event?

Absolutely!  Contact us as soon as possible to confirm availability.

Escanaba Office:  (906) 786-4111   
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (Eastern Time)

Menominee Office:
  (906) 863-4451   
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.  (Central Time)