Mobile Health Clinic Response to the SARS-CoV-19/COVID-19 pandemic

Webinars
On May 27, 2020, a third webinar discussed mobile health clinic staff safety and other updates to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
A recording of the third webinar can be found here

On April 28, 2020, a second webinar discussed updates to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
A recording of the second webinar can be found here

On March 31, 2020, a webinar involving dozens of mobile clinics discussed the effects of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and how mobile health clinics found ways to respond.
A recording of the first webinar can be found here

Responses
Mobile Health Clinics have responded in a number of ways. Some highlights are listed here:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • Continuing regular services
  • Food delivery/ supplies delivery
  • ER triage for COVID-19 or ED diversion
  • Pharmacy mobile
  • Telecare/Telehealth
  • Facebook live meeting with clients
  • Wellness baby immunization/ Well-baby visits

One clinic is using their van to administer COVID-19 testing. They are responding using the following methods:

  • The call center screens callers using a standardized form check list.
  • If a person meets criteria they are given a unique number and an appointment time to arrive at the drive through testing site. The person is then screened again in their car. Nurses (LPN’s and RN’s) are performing the swab and wears PPEs consisting of a gown, gloves, mask, eye protection (goggles or face shield) lots of wipes and hand sanitizer. No patients are entering our mobile units, only our staff who are processing the swabs.

Polling Results
At the beginning of the webinar, a poll was conducted to determine the distribution of responses mobile health clinics were utilizing in response to the crisis. Poll results are listed in PDF format below:
05/27/2020 Webinar Polling Results
04/28/2020 Webinar Polling Results
03/30/2020 Webinar Polling Results

Further information:
Webinar Recordings
05/27/2020 Webinar Recording
04/28/2020 Webinar Recording
03/30/2020 Webinar Recording

More about Mobile Health Map
https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-020-1135-7

Article about the Mobile Health Clinic model during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-020-01175-7

Covid-19 Health literacy Program
https://covid19healthliteracyproject.com/

Get the latest information from the CDC
https://www.coronavirus.gov

Stay updated with the latest research from the NIH
https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Article about mobile clinics in Scientific American
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/mobile-clinics-can-provide-equity-in-the-defense-against-covid-19/

National Student Response Network
https://nsrnhealth.org/

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