Witnessing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina inspired the VNA of Florida to create its mobile medical clinic, known as the Florence Nightingale Express, so that VNA nurses could always have a safe and effective way to provide care, even in the most dire of situations. The mission of VNA’s 38 ft. self-sustaining mobile medical clinic is: to assist with desperately needed primary health care services, disease prevention, health promotion and education in the communities we serve.
Since its creation in 2006 VNA of Florida’s mobile medical clinic team has:
- Joined county, state and Federal disaster relief programs to serve as an emergency medical site in the event of a disaster.
- Performed thousands of free sports physicals for school aged kids and teens
- Provided homeless persons access to medical assistance
- Set up flu shot clinics throughout the state
- Worked with local Girl and Boy troops to help scouts earn their first aid badge
VNA of Florida’s mobile medical clinic regularly visits food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens throughout the Treasure Coast. Services provided by VNA of Florida’s mobile medical clinic include:
- School physicals
- Children’s sports physicals
- Assessment, treatment and management of chronic illnesses
- Assessment and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Community health assessment and education
- Patient education
- Health risk assessment and education
- Referral to partnering community resources for assessment and treatment of complicated medical issues
Contact us today to find out where the VNA of Florida mobile medical clinic will be next.