W.O.W. Mobile Health Clinic
Back from the North Bay
Last October, wildfires devastated Santa Rosa Community Health which serves
50,000 patients annually. Their largest facility, the Vista clinic was
deemed unusable, leaving a dire need for extra space for patient care.
In response to their request, we offered our Washington on Wheels (WOW)
mobile health clinic which provided patient exam rooms.
After several months, the Santa Rosa staff bid a fond and grateful farewell
to the WOW van. We were happy to help our neighbors to the north and will
be equally happy in the coming months, to be able to once again serve
members of our community.
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 health clinic, 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.
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.