Public Health’s First Mobile Health Unit Hits the Road
Providing services to more residents across Mecklenburg County takes on new meaning as Public Health's first mobile health unit has arrived and is ready to take to the road. The mobile van will be used for vaccination, testing, and education events year-round.
“It’s exciting to finally launch this service for our community. It means we can meet residents near where they live and work and even where their children go to school. This was an important investment to positively impact our community’s health,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, Mecklenburg County Public Health director.
This is the first of three mobile units for Public Health. This unit and a similar model unit were funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will be maintained by the County. Another unit funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is expected to arrive in the late spring and will be used to provide pediatric dental services.
Public Health will coordinate with community partners for various services including vaccinations at community centers, events, and schools. Request the mobile unit here.
Media is invited to the vaccination event on Thursday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at David B. Waymer Recreation and Senior Center, 14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC.