W.O.W. Mobile Health Clinic
The Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic (W.O.W.) is a mobile medical
unit providing quality health care services primarily to uninsured and
underserved district residents. W.OW. brings Washington Hospital's
commitment to patient-first care to clients throughout Southern Alameda
County, including Fremont, Newark and Union City. The intent is to discover
undiagnosed conditions before they become serious and to treat chronic
conditions before they turn into life-threatening emergencies. For more
information on the mobile clinic schedule or to make an appointment, please call
Washington On Wheels is available to do flu shots on site at your company.
Call for more details.
The 36-foot mobile clinic provides services for children, adults and seniors such as:
- Physical exams
- Health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels for diabetes.
Immunizations and Flu Shots(Click here to learn more about Whooping Cough)
- Prescriptions to treat high blood pressure, non-insulin-dependent diabetes
mellitus and high cholesterol.
- Nutritional counseling and health education
- Health insurance counseling (healthy family enrollment, Medicare questions and more)
- Occupational medicine - If your company is interested in utilizing the
Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic for occupational medicine services
for your employees.
The Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner
under the direction of Washington Hospital physician Dr. Steven Curran.
Washington On Wheels accepts Medicare and Medi-Cal and some insurance plans
and will provide services regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.
Notice of Service Interruption
Washington on Wheels (WOW) mobile health clinic is temporarily in Santa Rosa, California, helping
support our North Bay neighbors who were devastated by October's wild
fires. Santa Rosa Community Health serves 50,000 patients annually. The
wild fires caused extensive fire, smoke and water damage to its largest
clinic, Vista Campus, and resulted in the loss of 56 patient exam rooms.
In response to the urgent need for temporary clinic space, WOW is currently
in Santa Rosa.
While WOW is in the North Bay, we ask Tri-City residents who need WOW services
to contact the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) at 510-471-5880 or visit
www.tvhc.org for information about their care primary care clinics.
The Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Service is a free and confidential service that can provide you with all the information
you need to make an informed decision about your health insurance. You
may reach this service by calling
(800) 770-9447 anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act in California.
Medi-Cal is a medical assistance program for individuals in the State of
California who are medically indigent and meet certain criteria. It is
financed by state and National funding.
Medicare is the U.S. Government's health insurance program for senior's
age 65 and older and individuals with qualified disabilities.
The Access for Infants Mothers Program (AIM) provides low cost health insurance
to pregnant women and infants who are not eligible for Medi-Cal or do
not have health insurance.
Other plans are also available.