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Mercy Unveils Mobile Health Clinic

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Darlene Tuohy of Rogers looks in on the mammography room with her husband Dr. Gerald Tuohy in Mercy’s new Mobile Health vehicle in Rogers.

ROGERS -- Mercy will roll out health care to rural communities, corporate offices and schools via a 40-foot long motor coach and mobile health clinic.

At A Glance

Mobile Health Clinics

Mobile clinics provide a wide range of services tailored to a community’s needs.

The American Journal of Managed Care reports some function as comprehensive patient-centered medical clinics, while others focus on specific diseases, such as pediatric asthma. Many also provide mammography, mental health care and a variety of specialty services.

• 44 percent of mobile clinics provide primary care

• 42 percent provide prevention service

• 31 percent provide dental care

(The percentages total more than 100 because many clinics offer multiple services)

Source: American Journal of Managed Care

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