Get to Know Our Mobile Medical Clinic: FAQ Answers

Jun 11, 2024 | Services | 0 comments

Accessing high-quality medical treatment can be a struggle for many Adams County residents. That’s why East Adams Rural Healthcare is bringing those services closer to home with our mobile medical clinic — a fully equipped 40-foot Freightliner motorcoach that provides essential healthcare services throughout the community and nearby rural areas. It’s a great way to receive the care you need, regardless of how far away you live from a hospital or doctor’s office. 

If you’re new to our mobile medical clinic, you might be curious about how it works. We’ve put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs), from the services we provide to when we’ll be in your area. With this information, you’ll be well-prepared for your first visit to our mobile clinic when it arrives in your neighborhood.

FAQs About Our Mobile Medical Clinic

Our mobile clinic is designed to be as accessible and convenient as possible for Adams County residents. Here are some of the most frequent questions we’re asked about it: 

What Is a Mobile Medical Clinic?

The East Adams Rural Healthcare mobile medical clinic is a fully equipped, 40-foot Freightliner motorcoach converted into a medical clinic on wheels. It has a waiting area, exam room, and office space and is staffed by certified nurses and physicians. The clinic travels to locations without direct access to healthcare, bringing high-quality care services directly to the community.

What Services Are Offered by the Mobile Clinic?

The mobile clinic offers a variety of healthcare services, including: 

  • Primary care — Routine checkups, physicals, medication management, and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. 
  • Preventative care — Vaccinations, screenings, and health education. 
  • Chronic disease follow-up — Management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. 

If you aren’t sure whether the mobile clinic can help with your healthcare concern, call us at (509) 659-1200 before your visit to check. Or, just come by the clinic when it’s in your area. If we can’t assist you, we’ll help connect you to the appropriate resources. 

Do I Need an Appointment to Visit the Mobile Clinic? 

No appointment is necessary to visit our mobile clinic. We welcome walk-ins for most services. If you prefer to schedule an appointment in advance, call us at (509) 659-1200. 

Please remember that because we offer a walk-in service, you may need to wait to see a doctor or nurse. However, we have a comfortable waiting area where you can relax until your appointment.

Who Can Use the Mobile Medical Clinic? 

The mobile clinic is for all residents of Adams County, from infants to seniors. Our clinic is also fully accessible by wheelchair. Whether you have limited transportation options, don’t have a primary care doctor, or have trouble finding time to visit a doctor’s office, you are welcome in our clinic. 

How Do I Find Out When the Mobile Clinic Is in My Area?

There are several ways of staying informed about the mobile medical clinic schedule: 

You can also call us at (509) 659-1200 to ask about the mobile clinic’s current location and upcoming schedule. 

What Should I Do if the Mobile Clinic Isn’t Available?

You have other healthcare options if the mobile clinic isn’t scheduled to be in your area when you need medical attention. East Adams Rural Healthcare has permanent facilities in Ritzville and Washtucna that offer various medical services. Our emergency room in Ritzville is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

We’re Working to Make Healthcare More Convenient

High-quality healthcare shouldn’t be reserved for people close to medical centers. Our mobile medical clinic helps ensure that everyone in our community has an opportunity to get the care they deserve. Whether you need care for a minor illness, vaccinations, or help managing a chronic condition, our team is here for you. 
If you have questions about our mobile clinic or other East Adams Rural Healthcare services, we encourage you to contact us. We’re here to help make great healthcare more convenient and accessible to everyone.