Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve
POTENTIAL LOCATIONS FOR MONTHLY OR SEMI-REGULAR VISITS
Potential sites are being developed in collaboration with community centers and public agencies. Currently, the following sites are being considered but may not yet be confirmed. It is too early to determine an actual schedule. Once finalized, the schedule will be posted here and updated as changes are implemented. Also, the schedule will be posted at the care sites.
The healthcare District's Board of Directors approved the purchase of a mobile medical unit to serve the remote areas of our Basin where residents are often unable to access even the most basic healthcare services.
The 38-foot mobile clinic will be an extension of the Morongo Basin Community Health Center, featuring basic medical services including primary care (treatment and health advice), screenings, vaccinations, and school physicals. The mobile unit will be scheduled at sites throughout the Morongo Basin begining in the late fall.
The Mobile Medical Unit project is the response of the Board of Directors to the District's Community Health Needs Assessment, which identified access to healthcare and lack of viable transportation as two primary issues faced by the residents of the Morongo Basin.
The 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians has partnered with the healthcare District to help fund the unit. They generously are supporting this project with a commitment of $175,000 over five years. The total cost of the mobile medical unit is $375,000; the balance of the purchase, supplies and equipment are being funded by the healthcare District.
Most insurances, including Medi-Cal and IEHP are accepted. For uninsured patients, a discounted fee-for-service is available based on household size and income.