COMMUNITY

Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF MMU VISITS

We are pleased to inform you that the MMU is now ready to tour the Morongo Basin and provide on-site medical care. This schedule will be updated as locations and dates are confirmed.

The brightly colored, 38-foot mobile clinic provides comprehensive healthcare by a nurse practitioner who provides a clinic visit exam, and if necessary, prescribes lab tests and refills prescriptions. Some immunizations are availalbe. Dental services are not provided at this time.

Walk-in patients are accepted as time permits. We encourage patients to make appointments for care by calling

760-365-9305

  • March 19 10a-2p at COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

  • March 21 10a-2p at BELFIELD HALL, LANDERS

  • March 27 10a-2p at WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

  • April 11 10a-2p at TORTOISE ROCK CASINO, 29 Palms

  • The MMU also visits Morongo Unified School District sites to administer dental care to students under the "First 5" program.

MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT

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 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.

CLICK HERE to view the Mobile Medical Unit.