Samaritan Health Services plans to bring its mobile clinic to Philomath Community Services next month, organizers announced.
The SamCare Mobile Medicine program’s 40-foot vehicle will be on site from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 14, to offer those in need basic health-care services. Appointments are not necessary and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
The mobile clinic features two clinical exam rooms with a check-in area and a restroom and is staffed by Samaritan clinicians.
Patients can be seen for illnesses such as earaches, minor infections, flu-like symptoms, sprains or strains, small cuts or abrasions, minor burns, mild asthma, urinary tract infections, mental health screenings and other basic health concerns. Patients can also receive vaccinations or be seen for a routine check-up. X-ray services are not available on the vehicle.
Those planning to utilize the mobile clinic are asked to bring their health insurance card, if possible. If uninsured and not qualified for Oregon Health Plan, financial arrangements can be made. In some circumstances, health-care services can be provided at no cost to the patient.