HEALTH LEADERS: Address your toughest care gaps with mobile health clinics

The Family Van parking in Nubian Square in Boston, MA
Driver, Ghislaine Firmin, waives from the window of The Family Van, a mobile clinic in Boston, MA at Harvard Medical School

Healthcare organizations looking to connect with underserved populations on their own turf—literally—are taking a closer look at mobile health clinics.

Roughly 2,000 mobile health clinics exist around the country, according to a March 2023 study published in the American Journal of Accountable Care. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from trucks and vans to specially designed RVs and EMS units, and offer a variety of services, including primary and specialty care, population health, and health and wellness resources.