ABOUT THE MOBILE CLINIC
The Mobile Clinic is a renovated 2016 Forest River Georgetown motorhome with 32,000 miles. All renovations were completed by Mission Mobile Medical in Greensboro, North Carolina who specializes in a variety of healthcare. On June 1, 2023, the 38-foot mobile clinic was delivered! The renovated motor home includes two exam rooms, bathroom, lab area, and waiting and intake area. The total cost of the project to purchase, equip and operate the first year is budgeted at $590,875. The fundraising campaign began in September 2022 with a $100,000 gift from Steel Dynamics in Butler.
In January 2022, St. Martin’s Healthcare board of directors studied the growing transportation barrier that was impacting the ability of uninsured and under-served patients to access healthcare. The clinic documented over a two-year period that 10-11% of patients failed to show or cancelled their appointments. Digging further, it was determined that 80% were unable to get to the clinic because of transportation barriers. It was also determined that 47% of patients were traveling 26-90 miles round trip for care at St. Martin’s. The infographic below outlines this finding.