Adventist Health Introduces Second Mobile Health Unit in Central Valley
Last updated 11/7/2022 at 8:25pm | View PDF
In an effort to increase healthcare access throughout the Central Valley, Adventist Health unveiled a mobile health unit that will provide primary care services throughout the region.
The mobile unit, for which a September 27th ribbon-cutting was held at Adventist Health Hanford, offers a wide range of services, including school and sports physicals, vaccines, health screenings, preventive health visits and dental care.
"For many of our community members who face transportation barriers, getting to the doctor's office isn't always easy," said Dr. Raul Ayala, Adventist Health Hanford's ambulatory medical officer. "This new mobile health unit allows us to meet our community where they are, and it would not have been possible without the help of our wonderful community partners."
The mobile health unit is the second Adventist Health has added to its fleet in the Central Valley, an initiative that continues growing as a way to care for community members experiencing homelessness, transportation barriers, food insecurity and other social health issues.
Funds to build and operate the mobile health unit were raised through grants and charitable donations to the Adventist Health Central Valley Health Foundation.
The mobile health unit began traveling the Central Valley in October.