June 27, 2022
Family Health puts new Mobile Medical Unit into service
MOBILE, Ala. — In March, the Mobile County Health Department and Family Health (MCHD/FH) – its primary care division – announced the addition of a new Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to its array of service locations. The purchase of this MMU was made possible through funding obtained to encourage and increase HIV testing and educational outreaches.
The MMU is now ready to be put into service. The maiden voyage will be Wednesday, June 29, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Dotch Community Center (3100 Bank Avenue in Mobile). This will be a part of weekly drive-through food giveaway hosted by the Bay Area Women Coalition. Approximately 200 to 250 families attend and receive a food box from Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Family Health will offer free blood pressure checks. They will also be handing out giveaway bags with at-home COVID test kits and N95 masks, while supplies last.
Other MCHD departments will be present at the Dotch Community Center. The Health Equity Office has assisted with the food distributions since April. Other programs with the Bureau of Community and Nutrition Services also assist.
Those attending the event will have the chance to tour the new MMU, which features a medical laboratory and patient exam room with state-of-the-art equipment.
Since 1979, Family Health has provided comprehensive primary care to the people of Mobile County regardless of their ability to pay for services. MCHD/FH has 10 permanent service delivery sites in Mobile County and one site in Baldwin County, which are strategically located for maximum population reach and access to care.
Following this debut event, Family Health’s MMU will begin traveling throughout Mobile County to provide primary care. If you’d like to schedule the MMU to come to your community or special event, contact J. Mark Bryant at email@example.com.