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Health on the Go: Open Arms Mobile Clinic & Its Impact

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Healthcare isn't confined within the four walls of a clinic. Sometimes, it’s on wheels, navigating straight to those in need. Open Arms Healthcare Center, known for its trailblazing healthcare initiatives in locations from Jackson to Hattiesburg to Gulfport, has been rewriting the healthcare narrative with its Mobile Clinic.


Bringing Care to Doorsteps

For numerous Mississippi residents, accessing quality healthcare can be riddled with obstacles—distance, lack of transportation, or time constraints. Open Arms' Mobile Clinic, often dubbed 'Health on Wheels', is steadily dismantling these barriers. By introducing crucial medical services directly in neighborhoods, schools, and communal events, Open Arms accentuates that healthcare isn't an indulgence—it’s an unequivocal right.


Open Arms Healthcare Center Mobile Unit

More Than Just a Mobile Clinic

While the concept is mobile, the spectrum of services provided is vast and comprehensive. The clinic's offering, the Becoming a Healthier U Program, is a testament to this commitment. Led by a dedicated community health team, the program strives for an consolidation of community-centric and clinical approaches to enhance community health.

Patients boarding the Mobile Clinic can avail themselves of a series of preventive health screenings and a diverse range of preventive mental and sexual health counseling options. The services encompass:

  • Blood Pressure Checks

  • Body Mass Index / Weight Assessments

  • Cholesterol Level Screenings

  • Glucose Level Tests

  • HIV Screenings

  • STD Screenings

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • High-risk Sexual Behaviors Counseling

  • Health Risk Assessments

  • Ongoing Medical Care

The Larger Impact

Beyond healthcare services, the Mobile Clinic serves as a symbol—a beacon of Open Arms' unwavering commitment to the community. Its appearance in any locality or event instantly brings about a sense of belonging and reassurance.


A Roadmap to the Future

While the success stories are countless, Open Arms envisions an even brighter horizon. With ambitions to broaden their service range, venture into more remote locales, and form an even tighter bond with community activities, Mississippi's healthcare future shines brightly.


 

Dive deeper into Open Arms Healthcare Center's offerings and the transformational journey of their Mobile Clinic at www.oahcc.org.

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